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About Me

 Note: I am no longer maintaining an office in San Francisco, but I still co-lead my  Wednesday night therapy group in SF.  I also see clients in Mill Valley. However, if you're looking for a therapist in San Francisco or elsewhere, I am happy to make referrals to trusted colleagues.

I have been practicing as a licensed psychologist in San Francisco since 1989. Now one could make a joke about the "practicing" part--but I think it's an apt term here. In my mind, psychotherapy is much more of an art than it is a science, and a therapist is not a medical provider, nor a healer, but first and foremost a human being who engages in conversations with other human beings, in an attempt to make their lives better.

I could tell you all about where I went to school, and who I have trained with, and all sort of things. If you want to know, of course I am happy to share this with you. Those may inform you somewhat, but will tell you very little about how I actually work, or what it's like to sit in the room with me. For that, I encourage you to call me; from that you'll get a better sense of whether you want to make the next step and set up an appointment.

Most of my time these days is spent running Psychotherapy.net, an online magazine and video production company for psychotherapists. I like using different parts of my brain, and the challenges and creativity necessary to run a small business helps keep me engaged in the world. This helps me be more energized and focused when I am with my clients. You can listen to interviews of me on Talking Therapy Podcast, The Theory of ChangeTherapySites and The Trauma Therapy Project Podcast, and read interviews of me in Contemporary Psychotherapy,  Europe's Journal of Psychology and OnlineCounselingPrograms.com.  I have also written a few blogs for Psychotherapy.net and Psychology Today. Finally, I have led consultation groups for early career therapists, as well as workshops for therapists in Mexico and China.