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About Me

Therapy was not my first career. I came to this work after 30 years working in the high tech industry and teaching in universities. I started out studying philosophy, which I taught for a number of years after completing my doctorate. My primary interest was in understanding how the mind communicates, reasons, and learns. This led me to an interest in using computers to help elucidate how the mind functions. After earning a computer science degree, I worked in the high tech industry for 20 years. I then returned to teaching, this time in a Masters-level software-engineering program.

After a personal tragedy, I volunteered as a grief counselor. This experience showed me first-hand how people can find relief and grow in strength from even the most profound suffereing. I was inspired to help guide people through this process. I left my job in the high-tech world and enrolled in the Masters in Counseling program at Santa Clara University. Afterwards I received extensive training in couples and family therapy at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, where I am now Assistant Director of the Family Therapy Center. Based on this and other training, I have been helping clients for over ten years improve their relationships, overcome depression and anxiety, and work through the devastating effects of loss and trauma.

On the personal front, I have been married for over 40 years. My wife and I raised two wonderful children and we are now enjoying the pleasures and priviledges of grandparenting three grandsons.

Education:

MA from Santa Clara University in counseling psychology
MS from Stanford University in computer science
PhD from Stanford University in philosophy<
BA from Princeton University


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