I'm a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in the Playhouse District of Pasadena, California where I provide psychotherapy for adult individuals and couples. I'm Board Certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), a distinction held by fewer than 5% of psychologists.
It's my goal to create a comfortable, safe environment where we'll work together to achieve your goals. Therapy can be among the most challenging and rewarding experiences of your life - I consider it a privilege to join my clients on their journey.
My specialty is helping people gain independence and power in their life. Many of my clients focus on relationships, sex, anxiety and depression, personal growth, workplace issues, fitness and sports performance, spirituality or creativity. I have a great deal of experience working with men and Christians.
I offer my expertise as a clinician in private practice for 20 years, a clinical professor at Fuller Graduate School, a former instructor at Pepperdine University's Graduate School and Glendale College, and co-author of What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew About Sex (with Stephen Simpson and Richard Rupp, Baker Books, 2007). I write a blog for Psychology Today helping clients get the most out of their therapy and I write an interview column for Psychotherapy Networker magazine. I founded the first ever National Psychotherapy Day on September 25, 2012, and I started offering HeadCheck®, the original mental health checkup, in 2014.
If you're looking for therapy or assessment, have a question about how therapy works, would like to suggest a writing topic, have a media request, or just want to say hi, please give me a call (626-449-1434) or drop me a note. Thanks for stopping by!