About Me

I am a Licensed Educational Psychologist and Marriage Family Therapist.  I love my work!  It is so rewarding to help a person through a challenging time  or situation.  I have extensive experience and expertise in the assessment of educational and clinical disabilities and provide independent educational evaluations.

As a licensed therapist, I have been helping people achieve their goals over 25 years!  Sometimes regular counseling is what's needed.  Other times, testing and consultation is the answer.  Whatever your situation, I offer you my unconditional regard and skill to reach your goals.

I received my doctoral degree from the University of California Berkeley.  I am a father and lifelong surfer.  I am humbled by how awesome life is and by how special each of us is.  I am often very helpful if you are dealing with any of the following problems:  anxiety/depression, relationship issues, recovery issues, anger and mood problems, child/adolescent behavior, special education testing and consultation to parents and schools.

I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you and/or family members resolve the frustrations and challenges in your life. I offer heart-felt listening, compassion, humor and skillful therapeutic support that is highly personalized to your needs.


Ph.D., Ed Psych, University of California Berkeley
M.A., Child Clinical Psychology, George Mason University
B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, College of William and Mary

Licenses & Awards: 

Licensed Educational Psychologist (California)
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (Hawaii and California)
Service Excellence Awards to Military Service Members
Public Service Award - Outstanding Service
Phi Beta Kappa, National Honor Society
Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology
NIMH Fellowship Recepient, UC Berkeley

Continuing Education: During 2018, 45 hours of training in Clinical Supervision, Ethics and the Law, Veterans with Post-Deployment Stress, Autism Assessment, Domestic Violence, Aging, Clinical Aspects  of  AIDS/HIV

Professional Activities and Memberships: Clinical Member, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (renewing)

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