• About Me

    I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#44180), Licensed Psychiatric Technician (PT25861), and Masters level Addictions Counselor (#5442). Since 1984, I’ve provided adult and adolescent mental health services for inpatient and outpatient settings. As such, I have a varied experience with depression, grief/loss, issues of personal growth, relationships, anxiety, stress, abuse, trauma, and mental illness. I have also worked extensively with addictions of all types, and related issues (“codependency”, eating disorders, alcoholism, dual diagnosis).

    My responsibilities have ranged from Licensed Psychiatric Technician (where much of my experience in mental health and medications comes from), to direct care counselor and therapist, Quality Director, Program Director, and Assistant Administrator. Currently I’m in private practice, teaching, providing clinical supervision to pre-licensed therapists, offering public speaking/community education, providing staff training and consultation. If you are looking for any of these services, I can be contacted at this address.

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  • Overview
    Degree: MFT
    Currently Accepting Clients: Yes
    Specialties:
    • Addiction
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Self-Esteem
    • Stress
    Approaches to Therapy:
    • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
    • Eclectic
    • Family Systems
    • Gestalt
    • Humanistic
    • MI (Motivational Interviewing)
    Services Offered:
    • Counseling
    • Couples Therapy
    • Individual Therapy
    • Talk Therapy
    Ages Accepted:
    • Young adults
    • Adults
    Languages: English
    Clinic Setting:
    • Outpatient
    • Individual Private Practice
    • Intensive Outpatient Treatment
    Teletherapy Available: No
  • License & Certification
    Licensed by State: Yes
    Category: Therapists
    State Licensing Board: CA
    License #: 44180
    License Type: Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist - LCMFT
  • Experience
    Extended Biography :

    I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#44180), Licensed Psychiatric Technician (PT25861), and Masters level Addictions Counselor (#5442). Since 1984, I’ve provided adult and adolescent mental health services for inpatient and outpatient settings. As such, I have a varied experience with depression, grief/loss, issues of personal growth, relationships, anxiety, stress, abuse, trauma, and mental illness. I have also worked extensively with addictions of all types, and related issues (“codependency”, eating disorders, alcoholism, dual diagnosis).

    My responsibilities have ranged from Licensed Psychiatric Technician (where much of my experience in mental health and medications comes from), to direct care counselor and therapist, Quality Director, Program Director, and Assistant Administrator. Currently I’m in private practice, teaching, providing clinical supervision to pre-licensed therapists, offering public speaking/community education, providing staff training and consultation.

    Role In Relation to Clients/Patients:

    Would offer that my role is first to provide a thorough "biopsychosocial assessment". After the initial meeting, I hope to provide an extraordinary level of attention, openness, objectivity and kindness. I hope too to give some direction where needed, and teach skills that will help with communication, critical thinking skills, and the ability to change our relationship with our emotional lives.

    Gender: Man
    Race & Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • My Office
    ADA Accessible: No
    Near Public Transportation?: Yes
  • Payment
    Currently Accepting Health Insurance?: Not Accepted
    Low Cost Options: Sliding Scale