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About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an office located in  Berkeley, CA. I also offer services online. Please read below and check out my videos to get more of a sense of me. 

My own healing journey and life experience as an artist, photographer, nature lover, traveler, student, therapy client, gay man, Buddhist practitioner and worker for social justice enable me to bring a breadth of understanding and wisdom to the lives of the people with whom I work. Below is a summary of my education and professional experience.


  • University of California, Berkeley, 2004, BA | Psychology and Art Practice

  • Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2012, MA | Masters Counseling Psychology




  • Journey Clinical

  • MAPS

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

  • The Psychotherapy Institute

  • East Bay Therapist Association

  • AEDP Institute/AEDP West

  • Bay Area Open Minds

  • Bay Area Therapists Specializing in Adolescents

  • Kink-Friendly Professionals

  • Poly-Friendly Professionals

  • Gaylesta

  • Registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

  • Alumni Association of Pacifica Graduate Institute

  • Alumni Association of the University of California, Berkeley

  • Northern California Psychotherapists and Counselors

  • Independent Clinical Consultation Groups

"Perhaps everything that frightens us is, at its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love...when a sorrow rises up before you, greater than you have ever seen before; when a restlessness light light and cloud shadows passes over your hands and over all your doing. You must think that something is happening upon you, that life has not forgoten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall."  -Rainer Maria Rilke
Drawing of plant - Oakland Therapist, EMDR Therapist, About Me


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

Private Practice

April 2014 - Present


Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Private Practice

June 2013 - April 2014


Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee/Registered Intern
Pacific Center for Human Growth & Private Practice
June 2010 – April 2014

  • Provided short and long-term psychotherapy to adult & youth individuals, ​​​  couples and groups

  • ​Co-facilitated psychoeducational group for teens

  • ​Received extensive training and supervision

  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning

  • Carried caseload of 10-20 clients

  • Conducted phone screens

  • Maintained progress notes and other documentation

    for client case files

Outreach Coordinator
Pacific Center for Human Growth

June 2012 – June 2013


  • Established Pacific Center’s mental health services at satellite agencies in the East Bay in order to make them more accessible to the diverse LGTBQIQ population

  • Created marketing materials and strategies

  • Met with agency heads to promote our program

  • Developed and conducted cultural competency trainings to agency staff.

"We've all heard that the unexamined life is not worth living, but consider, too, that the unlived life is not worth examining." 
-Julia Cameron
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