About Me

About Me

I live in Santa Cruz with my wife and two kids. I am an avid surfer who has surfed all over the world. I draw numerous parallels between the art of surfing and navigating life experiences—for example, adapting to the ever-changing present moment, as well as appreciating and making the most of the opportunities at hand. I have written an article on the parallels between surfing and the therapeutic process, a chapter of in a psychotherapy book called Unearthing the Moment, been quoted in Surfing Magazine and Good Times newspaper, written a blog post for Luma Yoga, and been interviewed on Off the Lip radio.
Below are a few links to those:

Education and Licensure

MA, Counseling Psychology
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
[now Sofia University]
Palo Alto, CA

BA, Psychology
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #52397

Areas of Clinical Specialty

  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Reduction
  • Anxiety
  • Couples
  • Parent-Child Relations and Communication
  • Building Emotional Vocabulary
  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Depression
  • Developing a Positive Male Identity.

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Client-Centered
  • Solution Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Existential
  • Transpersonal
  • IFS (Internal Family Systems)