I was born and raised in South Carolina, the only child of blue collar parents who grew up in the Great Depression. I lived in Buffalo, NY, for eight years before moving to San Francisco in 1996. In my 5+ decades, I've experienced marriage and divorce, become a father, lost my mother and father. I've gone through periods of drift and periods of focus. My time as a therapist has brought me a rare degree of focus and fulfillment. Recently I've taken on the additional role of clinical supervisor, helping interns as they travel the long road to becoming licensed psychotherapists.


BA, English, University of South Carolina 1988
MA, English, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1991
MA, Counseling, The Wright Institute, 2010


The McAuley Institute at Saint Mary's Medical Center, 2009-2010
Marina Counseling Center, 2010-2013


Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, San Francisco Chapter