My Personal Healing Journey and Mission To Help You Overcome too!

About Me

I am a licensed therapist in the state of California with a master’s degree in Counseling. My approach to therapy comes from my training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) which means during I work together I prioritize your heartfelt core emotions because they are often the key to healing your old wounds from the past and to feel more happy in life. 

My Journey

Growing up in a family as one of eight children I was often left alone at a young age to tend to my own difficult emotions. Intuitivy I knew I needed someone to talk who cared and had the wherewithall to help but I didnt know where to turn. This eventually inspired me, after years of “seeking”, to pursue my own personal work as a therapy client. This work has helped me heal at a deep level creating a life I now love (although its not without its struggle) with my wife of over 20 years, and my two teenage children. 

Natural Curiosity for Psychology

Looking back, I know now I was meant to be a therapist. I have always been fascinated about the psychology and root cause of human behavior. I would see someone act out and think “I wonder what’s driving that behavior? maybe they have a tough homelife or are being bullied”. I am a sensitive soul and have always felt for people’s pain. I spent many of my adult years helping others well before it became my profession.

Self Care and Hobbies

When I’m not working as a therapist, I love spending time with my wife and teenage kids, traveling to national parks and the beautiful wineries up and down the California Coast. I also enjoy playing board games, horseshoes and corn hole with my family and friends, weightlifting and playing half-court basketball with the guys, reading books on psychology and spirituality, and watching Marvel movies with my kids.  

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