I became Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist after having worked in various careers. My life experience leading up to my decision to pursue a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a Specialization in Transpersonal Psychology from John F. Kennedy University has served me well.
During the final year of my program at JFKU I entered a training program at the Pacific Center For Human Growth in Berkeley, CA where I was able to serve the LGBTQIA+ community. As a trainee, I co-created a group for men living with HIV/AIDS.
I interned at Fred Finch Youth Center serving 18-25 year old youth who are homeless in Berkeley, CA. After my internship, I continued working at the same agency as Program Director for Rising Oaks. Rising Oaks provides housing, counseling, employment services, and mentorship to 18-24 year old foster youth who are homeless. As Program Director, I was a Clinical Supervisor and trained new clinicians for licensure.
I opened this practice to work with people who seek to manage their anger and to reduce depression and anxiety, whatever the source. As a couples therapist, I use the Gottman Method which is a research-based method of helping couples to manage conflict and to achieve greater intimacy. I incorporate tools from other methods of couples therapy as needed.
Also I work with people who are struggling with out of control sexual behaviors. I have consulted with Foundry Clinical Group in Oakland, CA which specializes in systemic treatment for sex addiction. Also, I specialize in working with sleep disorders including Circadian Rhythm Disorders and insomnia.
I’m an active member GAYLESTA: The Psychotherapist Association for Gender & Sexual Diversity, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the East Bay Chapter of CAMFT. My preferred gender pronouns are He, Him, His.
I'm licensed in California and Nevada.