Group Therapy Services
I have retired from practicing general psychiatry after 40 years, except to continue my published sub-specialty, cognitive behavioral group therapy of panic and phobia disorders. Over the course of twelve 90-minute sessions, I teach a model depicting the rational side of the mind (“Evidence=Fact”), learning to overcome the irrational side (“Feeling=Fact”). Self-talk can shift from irrational (“I feel like I will faint, die of heart attack, suffocation, stroke, go crazy, or severely embarrass myself”) to rational (“I am just anxious” -supported by evidence). Graduated exposure exercises (learning to “face the fear”) are then used to replace the irrational side’s crippling “safety behaviors,” such as fleeing, avoiding, excessive use of alcohol, etc. with healthy coping behaviors.
To expand and improve our care options for clients, ACP offers Telehealth (phone or video) appointments. Telehealth uses phone or video conferencing to connect you with highly qualified and experienced providers in real-time from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office. Before your telehealth appointment, you will receive details for how you will connect with your provider. If you will be connecting via phone, the provider will plan to call you at your scheduled appointment time. Please be ready to take the call and also check that your phone allows calls from blocked numbers (accessible within your phone settings). If you will be connecting via video conference, your provider will email you an invite to join the appointment. Please call our office to learn more about ACP’s telehealth services and to schedule an appointment.
Licensures / Titles
- Board Certified in Psychiatry
- Clinical Professor Psychiatry and Internal Medicine
- Mental Health Professional
- Three-years Psychiatry residency, University of Rochester, NY
- Two-years Internal Medicine residency, University of Rochester, NY
- Doctor of Medicine (MD) – University of Minnesota – 1960
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) – University of Minnesota – 1957