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Therapy for All Your Relationship Needs

  • Psychologist

I am not a shrink, I am a stretch and I can help you expand your world

  • Psychotherapist

Guiding you through whatever stages of relationship you are stuck in

  • Child Custody Mediator

Help you to resolve custody issues with dignity and respect for all members of the family.

  • Parenting Coordinator

Provide help with differences in parenting during post divorce.

  • Divorce Coach/Mediator

Show you ways to not get hooked by high conflict situations and how to take better care of yourself.

  • Eating Disorder Specialist

Learn the deeper principles needed to end the war with food and dieting.

  • Sex Therapist

Discover how to expand your sexual experience by learning to accept the many parts of you that are stuck under your sexual bed.

  • Dating Coach

Learn a completely new attitude about dating so that you no longer dread this experience and increase your effectiveness.

The Relationship Doctor

I have 42 years experience in helping people get into relationships that fit them, assist them in sustaining relationships, help them through impasses and conflict, guide them in resolving sex and power issues, and if necessary learn to deal with divorce and custody issues with dignity and respect.

My three publications can assist you in addressing many of the dilemmas you will encounter in relationships at various stages. I’ve written three books about my experiences and successes in coaching relationships.  Read samples, order paperbacks, or download them to your kindle.

In addition, there are several articles in my blog that I have written on marriage and divorce which also reflect my unique perspective.

  • My Best Selling Books

I have written three books, based on my 42 years of experience as a relationship counselor and therapist.  These books contain proven methods for creating new pathways of communication and breakthroughs in mutual understanding.

My philosophy is based on the view that thinking which creates the illusion of separation is at the core of all of our problems and that learning to join is the answer to one’s healing. This is accomplished by learning to accept the unacceptable, whether it is powerlessness, disappointment, emptiness, or fear. If one can join with all aspects of their humanity without judgment, and see the positive intention of each part of themselves that they are objecting to, then the path is open to all of their goals.

I want to work with people who are having difficulty with either getting into a relationship, dealing with difficulties that emerge in the course of a relationship or marriage, including all sexual dilemmas, as well as those who have decided to end their marriage through divorce. I only want to assist people who are serious, open, and committed to going through the process and facing any of the obstacles inherent in the stages listed. This in-depth approach is not for people who are looking for band aids or easy fixes, or for those who are not willing to truly look in the mirror at them selves.

My clients learn to get off the emotional roller coaster and become more accepting of themselves. As a result they are able to walk through life rather than run from their fears, enabling them to have more energy available to achieve their life goals and dreams. Also they learn to be in intimate relationships as an equal, free and expressive partner, no longer caught up in negative beliefs, old stories, and avoidance of their true self. My single clients learn to date with a whole different attitude based on respect, trust, and honesty. They learn to appreciate whatever dating plan reflects their current life stance, and what is needed to change that plan. My married clients learn to create a relationship built around a WE rather than competitive “I’s” in which real agreements of participation and intimacy are formed on every level. My divorcing clients learn to end their relationships with dignity so that the family continues in a different form and is not destroyed for the children. As part of this process they learn to sort out the tasks of divorce from various emotional agendas so that they can achieve a real divorce as distinguished from one in name only.

Please contact me if you would like answers to specific relationship comments and questions regarding all stages of relationships.

I recently had the honor of talking about the various aspects of dating on LA TALK RADIO.

I’ve read a LOT of books…and I thought I knew almost everything I needed to know…and once in a while a new book comes along and really puts things into perspective, gives a new viewpoint on how to look at the whole dating landscape…so this is going to come to a great help to everybody…I’ve had a lot of clinical psychologists and psychiatrists on this show but Dr Bruce Derman really knows what this is about.

Lucia (Host), The Art of Love, LA Talk Radio

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