I started my career in business after receiving a MBA and then co-founding a software company in 2004, which was eventually acquired.
I then began my career in counseling. Since completing my Masters Degree in Counseling, I have worked with adults, couples, children, adolescents and their families in organizations, and now in my private practice.
Masters Degree in Counseling (Marriage Family and Child Emphasis)
Certificate Program in Psychedelic Facilitation from UC Berkeley - Psilocybin facilitation and its applications for spiritual and psychotherapeutic care; focusing both on traditional uses of this globally recognized medicine and current Western approaches to mental health.
MAPS MDMA Therapy Training - Clinical training program that facilitates learning in the theory, skills, and practice of MDMA-assisted Psychedelic Psychotherapy.
Emotion Focused Couples Therapy - an approach to help couples strengthen their bond and connect with their emotions. This then helps them solve their problems
Internal Family Systems (IFS) - IFS is a transformative, evidence-based psychotherapy that helps people heal by accessing and loving their protective and wounded inner parts. Self is in everyone. It can’t be damaged. It knows how to heal. By helping people first access their Self and, from that core, come to understand and heal their parts, IFS creates inner and outer connectedness.
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (Fluence) - is a holistic modality in which ketamine is used as a complement to psychotherapy to help eligible patients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms. KAP is done in partnership with an organization called Journey Clinical, which has a specialized medical team that determines eligibility for KAP, prescribes ketamine lozenges, & supports me in monitoring outcomes.
Somatic Psychotherapy (In-Training) - Somatic Experiencing (SE™) is a body-oriented therapeutic model applied for healing trauma and other stress disorders. It is based on a multidisciplinary intersection of physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics and has been clinically applied for more than four decades.
Certified in TEAM-CBT - a framework for assessing your problems, building rapport with you, establishing your goals, and then implementing the appropriate treatment methods.
My philosophy is that all aspects of healing - emotional, physical, and spiritual - are needed to overcome your struggles and have a better life.
For this reason, I'm a certified yoga teacher and a practitioner of mindfulness meditation. These are two ancient practices that are known for calming the mind, reducing stress, and improving focus and concentration.
I also have an interest in Nutritional Psychology which looks at the science of how nutrients affect mood and behavior. A healthy nutrition regime, combined with psychotherapy can do wonders for your mental health.
In my personal life, I seek out joy and wonder in nature, hike often, meditate regularly, practice yoga and cook.
I am happily married with 2 delightful boys.