About Me

Hello, and thank you for reviewing my website. I would like to tell you a little about myself, so that you can make an informed decision regarding my services.

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California (License PSY 15222). I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (1992), a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology (1988), a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work (1980) and a Bachelors Degree in Experimental Psychology (1976). My total clinical experience as a San Diego psychotherapist spans over 20 years, including 7,000 hours of clinical internships.

The primary focus of my practice is providing psychotherapy to individuals and relationships. In addition, I periodically run psychotherapy groups, and provide supervision and consultation to graduate students and post-graduates seeking licensure. I have also been an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology, teaching at the graduate level. I have conducted therapeutic and growth-oriented workshops in the community, focusing on relationships, intimacy, aging and coping with HIV.

Other professional responsibilities include having served as an oral examiner for the state licensing board for Clinical Social Work, and conducting seminars and workshops on a variety of mental healthcare topics - providing continuing education to mental health professionals. I have remained very active in community organizations and support systems, sitting on the boards of different social service agencies.

I have also trained and developed a background in personal coaching which serves as an adjunct to my psychotherapy work.

In addition to my psychology and coaching practice, over the past few years I have enjoyed a second profession as a writer. My recently completed novel is awaiting publication.

My practice philosophy and my commitment to the community reflect my most fundamental belief – that people need to be there for each other. Even with my extensive scientific training and research background, I view psychotherapy as an art as much as a science, and reflect this in my teaching and in my writing.