Note that I currently have very limited times to see new clients 2/15/19

Areas of focus

Depression and anxiety                                                             

Work related problems                                                  

Substance abuse including alcohol and drugs

Post-traumatic stress

Our Work

With more than 35 years of experience across many settings, my goal is to help you to achieve a more satisfying and fulfilling life.  I work with adults experiencing most kinds of distress and transition, and see people of all races, status, orientations, and relationships in both shorter and longer term explorations.  We will focus on finding your solutions to current problems, examining early influences when necessary to assist in ongoing development.  My style is to be conversational and facilitating.

My Experience

I have been in the practice of psychotherapy for more than 35 years, and have experience in a broad range of settings and with a broad range of issues. I regularly work with those experiencing distress personally, at work or in their relationship. I also have experience in psychiatric emergency and inpatient settings, senior clinical administrative positions in public mental health, mental heath managed care, employee assistance programs, and other private and public agencies, as well as in organizational consultation.


Call for details about my fees. My services are covered by many health insurers and employee assistance programs that have established their own contracted fees and co-pays. Clients are responsible for the fee for missed appointments unless canceled at least 24 hours in advance, and for charges which a third party payer will not reimburse.


California Clinical Social Worker LCS3221

Who I am

I have been married for many years and am the father of three adult children. An EastBay native, I have lived in Oakland most of my adult life


B.A : Wheaton College, Illinois

M.A.: University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Ph.D.: The Wright Institute, Social Clinical Psychology

Community and Professional Service and Recognition

Certificate of Merit: Walter Reed Army Hospital

Commendation, East Oakland Community Advisory Board

Exemplary Graduate, University of Chicago Alumni Association San Francisco

California Mover and Shaker, National Association of Social Workers California

Chair of several Oakland civic organizations

Multiple state and national offices in National Association of Social Workers

Thirty professional papers and presentation        

November, 2018