He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature from Reed College in Portland, Ore. And a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara. He earned his MFT license in 2000 and has practiced on the Central Coast ever since. He specializes in substance abuse treatment and domestic violence treatment, as well as individual and family counseling.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Most of my experience has been in the fields of substance abuse treatment and domestic violence; however, I also work with individuals, couples and families, and adolescents. I use a family systems approach to therapy primarily.
Besides formal education and training in Clinical Psychology, I bring to my work a broad-based life experience having grown up in the inner city and having lived and worked extensively throughout the United States, Mexico, Central, and South America. I offer a multicultural, multidisciplinary approach to therapy many other clinicians are unable to provide. I am bilingual in Spanish and English and offer weekend and evening office hours by appointment.
During our first session, I will make a thorough assessment of the presenting problem and seek to establish a relationship of trust and empathy with you. Feel free to contact me for further information. I am married with two children in college and currently reside in Lompoc, CA. BA in Literature from Reed College in Portland, OR, and MA Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara. Published author of Two Trains Running, a book of poetry.
- Alcohol and Substance Use Counseling
- Anger Management
- General Anxiety
- Child/Teen Behavioral Counseling
- Conduct/Disruptive Behavior Therapy
- General Depression
- Mental Health and Substance Use Counseling (Dual Diagnosis)
- Domestic Violence Counseling
- Faith-Based Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Grief and Loss Counseling
- Marriage/Couples Counseling
Education and Training
|Graduate||Antioch University in Santa Barbara||MA, Counseling Psychology|
|Undergraduate||Reed College in Portland||BA, Literature|
Certifications and Licenses
- California Board of Behavioral Sciences - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist