I received my M.A. in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, in 2003. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Vassar College (1984) and I spent my junior year as a Visiting Student in Psychology at Harvard University (1982-83).
My work as a couples counselor is influenced by Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). I have completed an externship with Sue Johnson, the founder of EFT, and I continue to do advanced training with the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. It is one of the most researched forms of couples counseling and has been proven to be one of the most effective.
I have experience in the AIDS healthcare community and have worked at the UCSF AIDS Health Project, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and the Shanti Project.
Being actively involved in my local LGBT community is important to me. I’m Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Horizons Foundation, the Bay Area’s largest foundation focused on supporting LGBTQ non-profit organizations. I donate 5% of all proceeds from our Center to them.
I’m a member of Gaylesta, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Psychotherapists Association of the Bay Area, as well as the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
I write the articles for the Gay Therapy Center blog, and I’m a relationship advice columnist at the Advocate.com.
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