I offer a comprehensive set of services for an array of clientele. Whether you are an attorney seeking a forensic expert, a prospective patient needing therapy or a church or other organization needing a child protection policy, I can help.
Forensic evaluations can be helpful whenever there is a potential interaction between the legal and mental health systems. Forensic assessments I provide:
- Competence/fitness to stand trial, plead, be sentenced or executed
- Criminal responsibility (insanity defenses)
- Personal (psychological) injuries
- Workman’s compensation
- Psychological disability
- Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID) appeals (Illinois)
- Risk of future violence
- Determination of whether a mental illness played a role in a legal matter
- Attorney consultation
- Other psychological/legal interactions & court ordered questions
I take a thorough, ethical and unbiased approach to legal questions, advising clients honestly about what can and cannot be accomplished. I strive to provide easy-to-understand information to attorneys, judges and juries.
In my clinical practice, I provide a range of services:
- Diagnostic assessments
- Clinical consultations
- Psychological testing
- Professional supervision
My counseling approach avoids superficial, symptom-management based approaches, instead focusing on the deeply entrenched roots of psychological problems rather than the outward manifestations of them.
I specialize in complex and confusing cases, including suspected feigning/ malingering and can assist in establishing or clarifying diagnoses.
I am available for one-time consultations or ongoing work.
In a time of growing uncertainty, churches and other organizations often need to develop policies and practices that maximize child, member, staff and public safety.
I bring expertise from psychological and forensic training, extensive work with criminals and the legal system, education and teaching, as well as organizational dynamics and functions.
Using these skills, I advise leadership teams and/or assist in creating or revising policies and practices that will install safeguards against predators and maximize accountability and safety for your staff.
I also conduct presentations, workshops and seminars to mental health, legal and other professional groups. Contact me for availability and rates.