Experience

I have an extensive experience in addictions having worked in methadone clinics in Oklahoma City and Baltimore. My experience with drug and alcohol problems has included working with the families who are affected. I also received additional training with Patrick Carnes in sex addictions. I have treated any number of people with substance abuse issues as well as sex addiction problems.

I have also spent considerable time working with children and adolescents. Primary focuses for these populations has been parenting techniques and assessment and treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Couples issues have been additional focus of my practice. These issues can range from recovery from an affair to sexual dysfunctions to conflicts in blended families. Even individuals frequently consult me for relationship issues in their life.

Education

I completed an M.A. degree in clinical psychology at the University of Tulsa in 1973. I received a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Oklahoma in 1984 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in 1990.

I have interned at the Stanford University Medical Center Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic and been a post-doctoral fellow in the Psychiatry Department of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

I am a licensed psychologist in the State of California (license number PSY 12423). I have also been trained both in traditional psychological assessments as well as those used in coaching.