Treating First Responders
1008 5th St.
Santa Rosa, Ca. 95404
Before becoming a psychologist I retired in 1999 from a 20 year career in Law Enforcement at a suburb of Oklahoma City (specifically; Moore, OK.). That means that I can speak a little "first responder" and know what it's like to work weird shifts in an emergency services department. It also means that I haven't been a cop in this century, and I would not presume to know all about your experience. Baxter, a golden retriever lets Ive live with him and we both enjoy playing with Ive's grand daughters who live next door.
I am different from many therapists in at least three ways. First I tend to be more interactive, and proactive. Secondly while I feel that insight is very important I focus on how our work will pragmatically improve your life. Most of all, the keystone of my practice is respectful attention to your individual differences, personal culture, and belief system. The result is a safe environment to experiment with applying your strengths to problems in new ways
People looking for a psychologist are often struggling with troubles that have cropped up in their life. Troubles can be caused by painful relationships, work environments, critical incidents, family problems, health issues, or simply feeling stuck in an unsatisfactory life. These problems are stressful, and you may be experiencing worry or feelings of anxiety, sadness, or anger. When these problems or feelings start interfering with your life it's time to take care of yourself. Research and experience tell us that people can get better, and that therapy is a good investment in one’s self.