I appreciate you visiting my website. You might find it helpful to know that I am a professor at UNR and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Aside from being the former coordinator of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at UNR, I am also the former Associate Dean of the College of Education and former Director of the Downing Counseling Clinic. My specialty is working with individuals and couples. Over the years, I have found that individuals and couples most often present with communication issues. Sometimes these communication issues revolve around guilt, anger, resentment, power, and sex. Over time, these communication difficulties get a life of their own and create conditions that make it difficult to overcome. My approach is theoretically based in solution-focused and structural therapy. I also believe using a dialectical perspective with individuals and couples.