I want to work with you if you're facing long-standing personality issues or relationship struggles growing out of them. Though not a psychoanalyst, I am strongly informed by psychoanalytic theory, particularly object relations and intersubjectivity. I like to work with individuals once or twice a week over periods of at least a year or two, and weekly with couples, focusing on the overlap between emotional issues that arise in the therapy room, in your life outside of therapy, and in your family of origin. I'm interested in concerns growing out of cultural difference, religious commitment, and immigration.
I have taught and researched issues of personality disorders and couple relationships, particularly as those are shaped by transmission of cultural trends across generations. I seem to have unusual ability to be present to pain without retreating, and to work with people who value words very highly.
I am a retired professor in a theological seminary, and for many years have run training programs in pastoral counseling and marriage and family therapy. I also supervise a significant number of experienced psychotherapists for their and my ongoing learning.
I can be contacted at (317) 590-2727 or via e-mail using the contact form below.