because when we understand each other better, we can love each other better.
and that, I believe, is what we are here on earth to do.

THINKPRINT: know your mind
Welcome to my website!  Whatever brings you here, I am so happy you are visiting. Clearly, you are looking for answers, seeking insight and understanding. You have concerns, but you also have hope. That is already a beginning, a wonderful place from which to move forward.


Your ThinkPrint, like your fingerprint, is unique to you.  It is how your mind works – where your thoughts go, how you perceive things, and how you behave. It is how your brain is wired up, and it reflects both what you were born with and what you have experienced. Understanding your mind – your strengths, preferences, tendencies and vulnerabilities – enables you to find your best path in life. It’s like having the manual to your particular brain.

 Neuropsychology is the field of science focused on “brain-behavior relationships,” that is, understanding how the structure and chemistry of the brain impacts our feelings, perceptions, and thoughts. As a clinical neuropsychologist, I am trained to identify and address problems with these higher level brain processes.  But while we tend to focus on our difficulties, in order to heal and to grow we must also identify our strengths, our ThinkPrint, our true nature, and direct our energy and attention toward nurturing it.

We all do best when we direct our energy toward what comes naturally to us, what we’re interested in and enjoy. We improve our learning by knowing how and what our brain was designed to learn. We improve our motivation and our concentration by doing what we find interesting and enjoyable to do. And we increase our chances for success by imagining it and believing in it. Hopefully we also become aware of, accept, and learn how to navigate our challenges –what does not come easily to us, what we are less aware of, and what we are more vulnerable to.

Be Your Own Anger Whisperer

October 20, 2023

Anger has no power to move us forward. Unleashed, it can only cause damage. Our anger is a natural part of our humanness. It is a neurochemical event, and its function is to protect us. But we must learn how to tame this wild beast. Anger, like all negative emotions, is a dark lens though Continue Reading

Mindful Parenting

August 14, 2023

A wise father once shared with me, years after I had worked with him and his family, that the most powerful lesson he had learned was not to get upset when his child was upset. This is of course very difficult to do. We are hardwired to be distressed by our child’s distress, which is Continue Reading

Healing Anxiety

August 7, 2023

In my work with my clients, I use a tool that I learned long ago from my teacher, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. It is called “Three Breaths.” It is a way to stop thinking for a moment, stop worrying, stop ruminating, and to have a refreshing moment of peace, of solidity, of feeling that Continue Reading