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I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual therapy and psychological assessment for adults in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. I am a partner in the Washington Psychological Center. After 45 years in clinical practice, I have semi-retired and relocated to sunny Florida.


B.A., Harvard University

M.A., University of Michigan

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Areas of study

Social Psychology

Cognitive Science



As should be apparent from looking at the selection of my publications below, I am quite eclectic as to research areas and interests. I will briefly describe several of these areas. In one line of work, my colleagues and I have developed a model of preferences, called the feature- matching model.

  1. Anxiety Disorders
  2. GLBTQ Issues
  3. Eating Issues
  4. Coping with Medical Conditions
  5. Grief and Loss
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In another line of work, I have focused on impressions of individuals and groups. We have demonstrated that the processes of person impression formation and group perceptions involve similar processes, although the former gives more play to on-line impression formation.

  1. Marital Therapy
  2. Gay/Lesbian Couples Counseling
  3. Premarital Counseling
  4. Relationship Conflicts
  5. Communication Problems
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Latest articles

Identifying losers, controllers & abusers in relationships

Over the years, this has been my most popular article. The article offers twenty signs of an abusive, controlling, and manipulative individual. The "Loser" may be a spouse, romantic partner, parent, sibling, or friend. The article helps not only identify these individuals, but offers suggestions on detaching from abusers/controller and reclaiming your life.

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Love & Stockholm Syndrome: the mystery of loving an abuser

The term "Stockholm Syndrome" refers to the reaction of the hostages in a bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden. Held captive and threatened with death for five days, upon their release the hostages were supportive of their captors.

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The chemical imbalance in mental health problems

Many conditions in mental health practice are considered the product of a "chemical imbalance". The client is then prescribed medications to correct the imbalance little education regarding the causes, treatment, and symptoms. This handout is an effort to describe the current theory behind those psychiatric disorders known to be related to brain neurotransmitters.

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