The focus of my practice is in Medical Family Therapy. I assist individuals, families, and extended families to adjust to the emotional, physical, and psychological changes that can result from medical problems. I have a special interest in families dealing with genetic issues - whether they are adjusting to a genetic diagnosis, deciding whether or not to be tested, or needing to disclose genetic information to other family members. Other focus areas include clients and their families coping with autoimmune disorders (multiple sclerosis; chronic fatigue syndrome; lupus; and fibromyalgia) and neurological disorders (Huntington Disease; seizure disorders; and ALS).
Some common problems seen in my practice include role changes, intimacy issues, body image changes, and depression related to a medical diagnosis. I also assist individuals having emotional or psychological difficulty with medical procedures, treatment decisions, and compliance issues.
Medical challenges are viewed as impacting the patient as well as the entire family. The goal of therapy is to improve adjustment by identifying a family's strengths, and by understanding the meaning of the illness within the context of medical, family, social, and multigenerational systems. I also have a general practice in Marriage and Family Therapy treating individuals and couples with marital issues, mood disorders, grief, anxiety, and other emotional and psychological problems.
Daytime and evening appointments are available Monday through Friday. Weekend appointments are available on an as needed basis. My office is fully handicap accessible. Contact me at (317) 259-0911 Ext. 3 or email me using the contact form below.
License/Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Indiana - License # 35001534A
Health Plan Participation
In-network provider for several major insurance companies.