About: Experience

I have been helping others to find their true paths for the past thirty years. I've listened with compassion and understanding to thousands of stories of peoples lives. This abundant experience encompasses a wide range of clients and life issues which parallel his own journey of self discovery and of finding his place in the world. Most simply put, he now wishes to offer you an affordable opportunity to receive meaningful and useful consultation which helps you to accomplish your desired purpose.

During the first thirteen years in the field my work was with adolescents and families in crisis and he developed a warm, compassionate, and easy style of engaging teens and adults which creates a welcoming and exciting environment. I have a deep appreciation and understanding of the issues facing teens and young adults and by virtue of my own fatherhood, those facing parents as well.

Three years were then invested working in the field of chemical dependency treatment, both with addict/alcoholics and also with family members of those in treatment. Being in the presence of people at the most painful point in their lives, who were looking at themselves with complete honesty, who became willing to accept support, and who were willing to try making different choices was one of the richest experiences of my career. This was an exciting and rewarding experience which inspired me to examine my own life choices and beliefs.

The following is a brief overview of my experience, education and certifications. A longer resume is available for download in PDF form for printing.

Professional Experience

Personal Coach and Consultant, Certified Hypnotherapist, 2003 - present; Campbell, CA

Psychotherapist, 1992 - 2003; Campbell, CA

Staff Consultant, Miramonte Mental Health, 1996 - 1999; Campbell, CA

Critical Incident Stress Debriefer, Concern EAP, 1993 - 1996; San Jose, CA

Clinical Director - Inpatient Hospital Program, Chemical Dependency Institute of Northern California, 1990 - 1992; San Jose, CA

Director of Family Program - Outpatient Treatment Building, 1989-1990; Campbell, CA

Director of Residential Programs,Social Advocates for Youth, 1987-1988; Mountain View, CA

Head Family Counselor Family Counselor School Outreach Counselor Social Advocates for Youth, 1979-1985; Mountain View, CA

Director of One to One Match Program Volunteer Coordinator - One to One Match Program, 1977-1979; Mountain View, CA

Instructor (partime), Pacific Seminars, 1977-1979; San Jose, CA


1976 - San Jose State University, Bachelors of Arts Degree, Psychology

1988 - California State University Hayward, Masters of Science, Clinical Counseling Psychology

2004 - Twin Lakes College, Santa Cruz, CA, Certification for Hypnotherapy