• Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, The California Institute of Integral Studies (1995)
  • M.A. in Existential-Phenomenological Psychology, Duquesne University (1978)
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of San Francisco (1976)
  • B.A. in Philosophy, Santa Clara University (1971)


  • Cognitive & Imagery Psychotherapy (CIIS)
  • Family Therapy (CIIS)
  • Existential Psychotherapy (CIIS)
  • Bioenergetics (CIIS)
  • Focusing (CIIS)
  • Gestalt Therapy (The Gestalt Institute of San Francisco)
  • Existential & Rogerian Counseling (Duquesne University)
  • Chemical Dependency Studies (CSUEB & UCB Extension)


  • Individual Therapist, Group Therapist & Psychological Report Writer for work-

                 related stress, The Sierra Clinic, San Francisco (9/85 to 9/89)

  • Group, Individual & Couples Psychotherapist at The Gestalt Institute, San Francisco (8/79 to 8/80 & 9/86 to 9/87)
  • Research Assistant grading the Rorschach and other tests, Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco (1/74 to 8/75)


  • Private Practitioner in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, currently located in The Flood Building at 870 Market Street, Suite 1245, San Francisco (11/87 to 10/92 & 1/01 to present)
  • Clinical Supervisor for practicum students in the Integral Counseling Program, The California Institute of Integral Studies (9/98 to 9/92 & 5/08 to present) 
  • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) evaluating and prescribing treatment for DOT & Non-DOT employees through SRS of Baltimore, MD (10/15 to present)
  • Clinical Supervisor training interns at the Center for Mindfulness Psychotherapy, San Francisco (9/17 to present)
  • Adjunct Faculty Professor, Sofia University, Palo Alto (9/12 to 12/12)
  • Clinical Supervisor training interns at The Bay Area Gestalt Institute (BAGI), San Francisco (6/11 to 10/18)
  • Drug Counselor & Family Therapist, Larry Fritzlan Reoovery Services, San Francisco (6/05 to 12/14)
  • Forensic Mental Health Care Specialist, Golden Gate Conditional Release Program (CONREP), San Francisco (4/02 to 7/07)
  • Staff Psychologist at San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, CA (10/00 to 3/02)
  • Director of Social Services, Stars Adolescent Treatment Center, San Leandro (12/98 to 8/00)
  • Visiting Professor of psychology. language and culture, Silesian Technical Univeristy, Gliwice, Poland (11/98)
  • Director of Clinical Services, Kailana-Tole Mour Experiential Residential Program for delinquent and disturbed adolescent, Marimed Foundation, Kaneohe, HI (1/96 to 8/98)
  • Clinical Supervisor & Senior Therapist, The Center for Existential Counseling and Therapies, 1948 Lombard Street, San Francisco (9/87 to 1/95)
  • Adjunct Faculty Professor teaching somatic methods to graduate students at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP), Menlo Park (9/87 to 9/88)
  • Psychiatric Technician working with inpatients, The McAuley Neuropsychiatric Institute at St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco (7/75 to 8/77 & 9/78 to 8/82)
  • Counselor and Co-Therapist for emotionally disturbed and delinquent teenage girls, Mount St. Joseph's Home for Girls, San Francisco (6/74 to 5/75)
  • Counselor and Teacher for gifted adolescents, Santa Clara University's "Project 50," Santa Clara, CA (Summers of 1969 & 1970)


  • Professional Member of NAADAC, The Association For Addiction Professionals (2014)
  • Associate Member of The Gestalt Institute of San Francisco (1988)
  • Associate Member of the The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) (1987)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist IMFT), California State License MFT23621 (1987)


  • Chief Instructor (6th degree black belt) & Owner of Aikido of Noe Valley, San Francisco (1987 to present)
  • North American Vice-President of the Classical Aikido Association, an international organization affiliated with the main dojo in Japan (9/2017 to present)
  • Completed Professional Program in Eating and Weight Disorders at the Univeristy of California, Berkeley Extension (2014)
  • Attended the Master's Division of The European Residential Gestalt Therapy Training Program (GATLA) (2006 & 2007)
  • Certified in Neuropsychological Assessment by the University of California, Berkeley Extension (2001)
  • Certified Instructor by the Crisis Prevention Institute in non-violent crisis intervention (1997)
  • Author of "The Experience of Heightened Awareness in Gestalt Therapy:  A Dialogal Existential-Phenomenological Investigation," doctoral dissertation presented to the California Institute of Integral Studies (1995)
  • CIIS Scholarship (1984 & 1985)
  • Lois Kellogg Duncan Scholarship (1982)
  • Author of "A Jungian interpretation of Hesse's Steppenwolf," published in Purdue University's literary and philosophic journal (April, 1980)


  • Available to employers upon request