I am a faculty member of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. I did my clinical training at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles and practiced there for many years before moving my practice to the Bay Area in 2007.
I am a graduate of the Supervision Study Program at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley. Prior to that I was on the faculty of the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute in Orange County, and Seattle's Center for Object Relations.
I have also been a Visiting Scholar at both Stanford University and the University of Washington. I am also the founder and Managing Editor of a new journal published by the University of Nebraska Press, The Undecidable Unconscious.
I have experience working with people—both male and female, both heterosexual and homosexual—who have difficulty maintaining lasting and fulfilling love relationships. I also have an interest in the treatment of adult-onset trauma, often referred to as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.
With regard to treating trauma, I was a member of the clinical staff of Survivors International, a nonprofit organization established to provide therapy for political refugees who have survived torture in their home country. I have also worked with military veterans, especially those returning from war suffering from combat trauma, or simply having difficulty adjusting to life at home. I am a veteran myself and I have trained other therapists to treat veterans returning from the wars.
These are just a few examples of the issues I have experience working with. Please contact me if you have any further questions.
California Research Psychoanalyst RP202