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About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania and California. I have worked with children, teens, and adults in many settings over the past 30 years to cope with and overcome the effects of child abuse, divorce, war, and many other situations. I am an honorably discharged veteran of the US Marine Corps and US Navy, with continued service as a Marriage and Family Therapist for the US Department of Veterans Affairs totaling 20 years of public service.  I live with my beautiful and amazing wife of 20+ years along with my two wonderful kids and two dogs. 


  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D), ant.2024
    California Southern University, Irvine, CA
  • Master of Counseling Psychology, (M.Ed) 1998
    Temple University, Phila., PA
  • Bachelor of Science, (B.S.) in Human Development and Family Studies, 1998
    Pennsylvania State University, PA

Marriage and Family Therapist  (PA/CA)

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • PA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association


Marriage and Family Therapist 10/09-10/22                    US Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center/   Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Clinical Supervisor 1/07-10/09                                          Hathaway Sycamores Children and Family Services, Pasadena, CA

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern  4/05- 1/07 
Los Angeles County /USC Medical Center
Violence Intervention Program, Los Angeles, CA

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern  9/00- 7/02           Aspira Foster Services, Ventura, CA

Are you ready to take the first step?

My values and committment to you

Every person is unique and I appreciate what every individual has to offer.  I learn something new from everyone and treatment is always a collaborative journey between you and I.  I feel honored and privileged to share with those who put their trust in me to help them to make positive changes in their lives.     


I am committed to 100% honesty and transparency with the goal of "no surprises". Everything about you and your treatment is safeguarded with the utmost protection as your trust and confidence in me is essential to your wellbeing and success in treatment. We will always discuss in the beginning of treatment your needs and the few and rare exceptions to maintaining confidentiality that are required by law.    


You can expect that our appointments will always be a collaborative journey that is focused on being attentive to your needs and goals.  We explore the self, relationships with others, and the way we interact.  Sessions are directive and active.  We will do more than just will have homework assignments to practice skills that we will review during sessions.  Every session is focused on giving you more information, more skills, sometimes more questions, more motivation and confidence, and more hope for making the changes that are needed for your well-being.  


You have my respect and admiration because you are wise enough to see some area of your life that doesn't work the way that you need and deserve it to and you are here because you are willing to do something to improve it. You have my unconditional positive regard as there is no judgement and nothing that you can say or do that will keep me from valuing you.

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