Therapy is always about the client. Sometimes though it is nice to know a little bit about the person that you are considering receiving therapy from.
I grew up mostly in Minneapolis where the inner city diversities around me ignited my passion for diversity issues. After High School I lived in India for a year while on the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program. I went to college in Colorado where I met my wife. I moved to the Bay Area in 2002 to begin my Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. My family and I are now settled in this area for good.
I became a licensed psychologist (PSY23669) through a circuitous route. I began with a strong interest in spirituality and human development during my undergraduate major in Religious Studies. I considered a more academic career but I realized that what I really felt called to do was work with people one-on-one. I took some prerequisite courses for a year at Loyola University in Chicago and then began my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2002. I earned my Ph.D. 2008.
I love my job. I am honored that I get to do work that I enjoy, that is meaningful, and which I hope helps others live meaningful connected lives. Below you will find a brief list of different positions that I have held during my career and little further down a brief description of my therapeutic style.