About Me

I have been in practice for over 30 years, first as a psychiatric social worker in New York, Nevada and the Midwest, and then as a clinical psychologist in California (License #PSY12633).

I received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, a Master’s degree (M.S.W.) from Indiana University Graduate School of Social Service, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Utah.

I have served on the clinical faculty at several universities, including the University of Nevada School of Medicine, the University of California-Davis, and Cal Poly University.

I also served as the Director of the Vietnam Veteran’s Outreach Program (now known as the “Vet Center”) in Reno, Nevada and I have been in private practice in San Luis Obispo for about 20 years.

Beyond my paid positions, I have been a volunteer with the Flying Samaritans Gold Coast Chapter (which serves patients in San Quentin, Mexico), and I have worked with Hospice of San Luis Obispo and with the Hearst Cancer Resource Center.

Areas of particular interest include the treatment anxiety and depression, life transitions and spiritual concerns, gay and lesbian issues, and concerns related to aging, illness and loss.