My private practice is closed and I have moved to Tucson, Arizona. I am still affiliated with the Osher Center for Integrative Health, part of the University of California in San Francisco. They hope to eventually bring in another biofeedback specialist to carry on the work I engaged in for three years.
I am retaining this present site with a vague plan to provide some basic information about biofeedback, and also to gradually post my published short stories. The site contains some details about my clinical specialties, in case I start up again in Arizona.
Best contact number is 415-480-4184 (google number, leave a message), and email is firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
I prefer to work with problems that involve both mind and body (sometimes called psychophysiological disorders). Most often I often use biofeedback to work with chronic pain, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, and miscellaneous psychosomatic problems. I have special interest and experience with chronic headaches and with breathing problems such as hyperventilation, provided there has been an adequate medical evaluation.
Primary bioeedback modalities available are muscle, skin temperature, skin conductance, heart rate variability, breathing pattern, blood volume pulse, and end-tidal CO2 (for breathing).
Beyond biofeedback, I also sometimes use hypnosis and guided imagery, sometimes in combination with biofeedback, combined with psychological techniques derived from behavioral and cognitive therapy. Sometimes feelings are expressed more in the body than consciously felt, so that’s a prime area for biofeedback: with this instrument-based process, you can see and hear your body responding to your emotions, which are sometimes not so obvious at the conscious level!
If you’re familiar with John Sarno’s approach to chronic pain and other problems, I sometimes use that too, as long as the medical angle has been covered. Here’s a link to more information about this approach: mindbodymedicine.com
My experience includes 15 years in Kaiser Permanente’s Chronic Pain program. Before that, I did many years of private practice working with the disorders above.
If you’re curious, check out the other links on this site, mostly about biofeedback in action. If you want to find a reputable biofeedback practitioner, names are available at BCIA.ORG and AAPB.ORG.