I BelieveI promote Positive Psychology, the scientific study of positive emotions, positive institutions and positive traits. Positive psychology addresses how people can achieve authentic happiness daily by using their character strengths like humor, gratitude, wisdom, courage, capacity to love, kindness and curiosity in new and novel ways. Happy people, according to research, are healthier, make more money, get along better with colleagues, have better relationships and are rated more highly by customers than unhappy people. I coach people who want to be happier in life. I work with people interested in setting goals related to achieving optimal levels of functioning in relationships, career, romance, education and other life domains.
I graduated with a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University-Teachers College in 1990. Also, I have 3 Masters degrees from Columbia University. I have been a Florida licensed psychologist since 1992. As well, I received training at the College of Executive Coaching and have worked as a personal & executive coach since 2000. I have enjoyed attending continuing education events as well as personally presenting various topics at numerous workshops, conferences and seminars with a focus on Positive Psychology principles such as authentic happiness and character strengths that emphasize "People at their best!" I have years of experience working with diverse people, both male and female clients, children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, employess, executives, managers and small business owners. My focus has been to help people identify, develop and enhance their strengths as well as to avoid roadblocks, pitfalls and blindspots along life pathways.
Pitfalls, Roadblocks or Blindspots Can't Stop You
I find it fulfiling to work with men and women who are either single, married, starting all over again, thinking about or on the verge of divorce and/or living together. It is extremely rewarding to help those who also are experiencing general stress due to financial, job, family and interpersonal issues. Numerous people have said the tools and confidence and wisdom they gained in our work together made a real difference in their lives----and for that I am grateful and honored. Of course, there were clients who came expecting to work on one goal and ended up achieving something else. Fortunately, those particular people reported that what they ultimately accomplished also contributed to their overall growth and greater good. And for that, again, I am both grateful and honored to have co-partnered with them.