About Me

jay framedI took the scenic route to becoming a therapist. The good news is that there is a lot to be learned along the way! My original undergraduate degree was in psychology and computer science. After a stint in the business world I added an MBA. That was followed by starting a couple of small businesses.

Later in life I decided to follow my passion. I returned to get my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Being a therapist has been the most interesting and rewarding part of the journey to date.

I have a very direct style of therapy. You may enjoy working with me as a therapist if you are looking for someone that can be supportive yet is not afraid to challenge you. I use an eclectic approach but all of my techniques are systemic in nature. That means I don’t believe that there is a “problem” with an individual. I view issues as existing where individuals interact with other people or their environment. For you therapy buffs out there, I use many different styles of interventions but I rely most heavily on Experiential approaches. I also use Strategic, Structural and Post-Modern techniques. However, my ultimate goal is to use the tools and methods that work best for my clients.

Along the way I’ve had the opportunity to work with adults and adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. I’m experienced with a wide variety of issues including –

Relationship issues
Gender identity
Sexual identity
Sexual desire
Out of control sexual behavior
Problematic porn use
Low self esteem
Stage of life issues and transitions
Compulsive behaviors
Parenting and co-parenting issues
Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse

Feel free to schedule a free 30 minute consultation and we can discuss how I can help with the issues you are facing.