My story

I’ve been trained by the experts, and I’ve learned from leaders in the field of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, and LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy. I am a Sex-Positive therapist.

Who I Am

I identify as an openly gay, cisgender, white, male with long-term sobriety. I prefer he/him/his. I am aware of my privilege as the “old white guy” in the room.

My lived experiences with toxic shame, sobriety, and loss help me see you.

My 25-years of work experience in the corporate world help me understand the effects of anxiety, interpersonal challenges and pressures you may be facing.

My education and clinical experience helping couples and individuals, treating the effects of trauma, chronic illness, addiction, and grief, help me step in beside you and support you.

What I Do and How I Work

As a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, I’ll help you both get out of your heads and into your hearts so you can identify and express your emotions and your needs to each other in a clear, vulnerable and authentic way.

As a Narrative therapist, we’ll view your relationship with the problem together, helping you locate a sense of agency and hope as we re-write your story.

As an LGBTQ+ Affirmative therapist, and older member of the LGBTQ+ community, I know the effects of toxic shame, internalized homophobia, addiction, and grief firsthand; I can make it safe for you to be vulnerable and hold those emotions for you.

As a Sex-Positive Therapist, I will honor and support your sexual journey and exploration.


Antioch University, Los Angeles – MA In Clinical Psychology

University of Missouri, Columbia – BA

Couples Therapy Experience

I am passionate about working with couples. As a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT), I’ve completed hours of advanced training, ongoing supervision and extensive work with couples through an emotionally focused/attachment based lens. I’m certified by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).

Advanced Training | Professional Affiliations | Work Experience

960 E. Green Street, Suite 280
Pasadena, CA 91106
(213) 706-7849

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