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
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.
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.
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.
PsyCare Office(s) served: Cortland