My practice as a holistic psychotherapist is an expression of the person I am and draws upon the methods that have worked most effectively in my own life—yoga, meditation, breath awareness, Jungian dreamwork, existential-humanistic psychotherapy, the principles of psychosynthesis and Buddhism. I combine these spiritual practices with solution-centered counseling to address specific developmental issues, for example, to improve your stress coping capacity and social adaptation. I am committed to therapy as a process that can effectively promote healing and self-liberation. I have sought nothing less from my own personal psychotherapy, which I have pursued over decades.
I am a Board Certified Professional Counselor, and member of American Psychotherapy Association; California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; and International Association for the Study of Dreams.
I’m the author of Dreamwork and Self-Healing (Karnac Books, 2009), available from Amazon.com. Barnes & Noble.com, Powells.com. My other books include In the Company of Sages: The Journey of the Spiritual Seeker (Inner Traditions, 2015).
Currently I’m a lecturer in psychology at Sonoma State University, where I teach I teach Transitions in Adult Development, and Myth, Dream, and Symbol. I teach Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology for the New York Open Center’s Holistic Psychology program. I am also an adjunct faculty member at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). My writings have appeared in The American Journal of Psychotherapy, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, California Therapist, Journal of the Society for the Study of Dreams, and Yoga Journal. I’m a lifelong meditator, runner, yoga practitioner, and jazz musician. All of these practices and disciplines infuse my work. Yoga, breath awareness, and the practice of meditation infuse my work as a psychotherapist.
You can contact me by telephone: 510-594-4329, or via email:firstname.lastname@example.org