Video about me and my approach to working with individuals

I believe it is important for potential clients to get a sense of who I am as a psychotherapist and the work I do. This video is about me and my approach to working with individual clients. 

My Background

For the past 20 years I have worked with a variety of agencies and non-profit organizations to help others comprehend their lives and draw insight and fresh perspectives. In 1988, I began volunteering with the Big Brothers Association, Prevent Blindness Ohio, the Columbus AIDS Task Force, and the Columbus Ohio Diabetes Association.

After moving to Los Angeles in the early 1990s, I volunteered as a group facilitator for the Shanti Foundation, providing emotional support for an HIV positive men's group. For the past eight years, I also have led workshops for the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and the California Men's Gathering in Malibu.

My experience as a counselor and psychotherapist working with various self help groups led me to Imago Relationship Therapy, developed by Harville Hendrix, PhD. In 2001, I began assisting for "Getting the Love You Want" workshops in Long Beach, California. As a result of my experience, I was compelled to complete my Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and graduated in 2006. After receiving my Master's in Clinical Psychology, I enrolled in the certificate program with the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies and graduated with a certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in 2008. In addition to my training with LAISPS, I am certified as a certified Imago Relationship therapist. I have also received in depth training with the Pacific Gestalt Institute in Los Angeles, Stan Grof's Holotropic Breathwork, and the Foundation of Shamanic Studies.

In addition to my practice, from 2014-2016, I was a clinical associate at the Center For Healthy Sex in Los Angeles. At the Center, I completed the Sex Addiction Treatment and Sex Therapy Training Programs with clinical director Alexandra Katehakis.  

Currently I am continuing to train with the EMDR Institute founded by Dr Francine Shapiro.

I have a practice is in Los Angeles located in the Mid Wilshire area working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and groups. I am a member of Imago Couples International, Southern California Imago therapists, Relationship Solutions, LAGPA, and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.