My years of clinical work and teaching attend to a wide range of issues that impact individual, family and social relationships. Regarding my education and training, I hold an Ed.D. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and an MA in Clinical Psychology from the College of Developmental Studies. I earned two certificates in Advanced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute.

I provide psychotherapy on the following disturbances, with a focus on developmental change and transformation.



Personality disorders

Anxiety and stress

Premarital counseling

Pre-parenting therapy

Adjustment disorders.

I utilize a variety of techniques that are based on psychoanalytic/dynamic and existential theories.

I am a recently retired Associate Professor for the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Irvine, where I taught courses on Advanced Theories, Lifespan Development and Existentialism. Currently serving as a clinical supervisor for the Malama Mental Health Collective in Tustin, California.

Licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage and Family Therapist, license number MFC48576.

Professional affiliations

Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society

Academy for the Study of Psychoanalytic Arts

American Psychological Association, Division 39

American Psychoanalytic Association

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Orange County California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

California Latino Psychological Association