Licensed Psychologist, Ohio


Ph.D. Degree: Counseling and Human Development, Kent State University


The Use of Referred-Positive Visual Electromyography Biofeedback in Muscle Isolation Training

Professional History

I am the Clinical Director of the Cortland PsyCare Office. I have been on staff at PsyCare since 1985.  My professional experience has also included being a staff psychologist at Trumbull Memorial Hospital’s adult and geriatric psychiatric units from 1995-2020.   I also managed the Psychology Department at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital from 2013-2016 as well as being the Program Director of Hillside’ Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program from 1985 – 2010.  Having over thirty years experience in physical rehabilitation psychology, I also served as a surveyor for the Commission of Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).  Through (CARF) I surveyed physical rehabilitation facilities throughout North American and Europe.  Prior to my hospital and private practice experience I worked in the field of criminal justice as a case manager for the Mahoning County Community Corrections Association and as the Correctional Consultant for the Northeastern Ohio Council on Drug Abuse Inc.  I am a former certifier chemical dependency counselor and served as a Substance Abuse Counselor for several school systems in Trumbull County and the Residential Education Alternative (DWI School).  From 1989-2000, I was also a limited service facility member at Youngstown State University teaching in both the criminal justice and counseling departments.


  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Pain Management
  • Trauma

Professional Objectives

As a manager, my focus is on the occupational well-being and professional development of my staff. I believe the combination of fostering an environment of mutual support and having the expectation of offering our patients ‘Best Practice’ models of treatment results in a professional environment that patients want to come to and staff wants to work at.

Theoretical Orientation

Like most therapists who came into practice in the second half of the twentieth century, I consider myself eclectic. In the field of Rehabilitation Psychology I have embraced the works of Victor Frankel, M.D., and his Logo Therapy. In private practice, I like to utilize ‘Best Practice’ approaches that are discipline specific, but most fall under the rubric of cognitive-behavioral psychology.

Certificates/Special Training

  • Licensed Psychologist, Ohio
  • Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
  • Fellow, Biofeedback Certification Institute, (1987-2011)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, #C3037 (1987-1992)
  • Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor ‑ III, #8925 (1989-1993)

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Academy of Pain Management


  • The Academy for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
  • Ohio Society of Behavioral Health and Biofeedback
    • President (1993-1994)
    • Secretary‑Treasurer (1991‑1993)
    • Chairman, Insurance Committee (1987‑1990)
    • Liaison, Biofeedback and Behavioral Medicine Association of Western Pennsylvania

PsyCare Office(s) served: Cortland