Dr. Tobler grew up overseas. She lived in Europe, the Far and Middle East. She returned to the United States as a young adult to begin her undergraduate work at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Tobler is a clinical psychologist licensed in four states: California, Florida, Maryland, and Virginia. She received her doctorate in 1984 from the University of Maryland and saw private clients in the Washington, D.C. area until 1995 at which point she relocated to Southwest Florida to devote a portion of her career to writing. In 2014, she moved to Santa Barbara, California where she currently practices and writes.
She is well versed in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and humanistic theory.
Additionally, she has been trained in gestalt and imagery, a subset of the humanistic model.
Dr. Tobler is an eclectic psychotherapist with a bio-psychosocial perspective. Each client’s unique temperament and situational challenge is carefully assessed to determine the combination of therapy skills that will most benefit the individual person and condition.
She wholeheartedly agrees with the numerous research studies demonstrating that the mainstream methods of treatment are about equal in effectiveness; and that the true keys to successful therapy are: client motivation, therapist competence, and the quality of the client-therapist relationship.
Dr. Tobler is informal yet professional. She is interactive and remarkably candid. Her sense of humor is appreciated. In addition to treating individuals, she has been working with couples and groups for as long as she has been in practice.
She has authored two self-help books:
Princes & Toads: Men Worth Keeping ... Men to Throw Away, New and Revised Edition
Princes & Toads: Men Worth Keeping … Men to Throw Away, Companion Workbook
|Clinical Member, APA (American Psychological Association)|
|Clinical Member, AAMFT (American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy)|
|Certified Leader, PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills) PAIRS is an international foundation dedicated to teaching the necessary skills to create and maintain satisfying, healthy and loving relationships.|