I was called to this profession by my own life’s experience.
Forty years ago, my life at a painful standstill, I entered into my own psychotherapy. Gradually, I came to understand that much of my pain was there because I thought I deserved it. Over time I came to question that belief. I learned the limits of my responsibility for my own, and other people’s, lives. I came to understand that I was neither powerless nor all-powerful, but that I had much more power to change than I had ever believed. Finally, I learned- and am still learning- to live a life that is happier and more lovingly satisfying than I believed possible. Psychotherapy gave me a place to stand solidly upon the earth, to be as fully and authentically human as I can possibly be. It is no exaggeration to say that it saved my life.
Out of a sense of gratitude (and a desire for right livelihood), I’ve continued to study and search for effective ways to pass along what I’ve learned. My hope is that by helping you, as I was helped, we can create a more peaceful and livable world, person by person.
In my life I’ve been an inner city bus driver, an actor, a computer jockey, a musician (music is still an avocation), a soldier, a husband and a father. I’ve experienced drugs and unconventional relationships of various kinds. I’ve found strength in ancient spiritual paths made new. I’ve made choices, and my choices inform my understanding of the struggle to wholeness we all share.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you create the life you want.