Adolescent, Adult, Individual, and Couples Psychotherapy


Adolescent, Adult, Individual, and Couples Psychotherapy


Adolescent, Adult, Individual, and Couples Psychotherapy



Adolescence (age 12-21) is an exciting time to be a human! We experience a spectacular rate of growth not only physically, but also emotionally, and cognitively. The world begins to open up and become larger than it previously had been for us. This brings with it a host of ideas and questions as well as an incredible energy with which to pursue them!

Adolescence can also prove trying for a young

Psychotherapy with Men

For the past 10 years, I have specialized in therapeutic work with males. While there are many similarities between psychotherapy with women and men, the way men experience, understand, and express the things that bother them can often be very different from women

Anger Management

Helping people to better deal with, and express their anger has been a specialty area of mine for more than 10 years. I have worked with 100s of people in individual and group settings to assist them in gaining control of their anger. It is one of my favorites issues to address in therapy.

Welcome to my practice

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to my private practice, I am the Director of Research at the San Francisco Psychotherapy Clinic and Training Center (SFPCTC), where I supervise training therapists and study the processes that lead to effective psychotherapy.

Choosing a therapist can be a daunting task. There are so many of us, and psychotherapy is such a deeply personal endeavor. I have created this website so that people considering psychotherapy can get a feel for me as a person and as a therapist. I invite you to explore who I am and the therapeutic methods that I have found to be effective for different types of people!
Research has shown that when modifying behavior, people move through a series of stages. These stages are known as “The Stages of Change” and included the following:

1)Precontemplation Stage: In this stage we are not ready for change and may be unaware that a problem exists.

2)Contemplation Stage: In this stage, we have identified that a problem exists and are “contemplating” doing something about it.

3)Preparation Stage: In this stage we feel prepared to take action in the very near future (this month)

4)Action Stage: In this stage we are taking direct action to address the problem (we have entered therapy, or made some sort of behavioral change)

5)Maintenance Stage: In this stage, we have maintained some sort of new behavior for at least the past 6 months.

The stages of change are fluid, and it is very common for a person to move back and forth between stages during their change process. The important thing to remember is that it is a “process” and that everybody goes through it.

If you feel that you are ready to take that first step and are considering psychotherapy, I am happy to speak with you, to answer any questions, and to see if we might be a good fit.