I am able to quickly connect to most people based on a variety of life experiences. Before returning to higher education at age 35 my career path had been in the areas of business management, residential construction and solar energy sales. I live a blended blue collar and professional lifestyle. I have experienced life threatening medical issues including depression, social anxiety, life threatening motorcycle accident, triumph over cancer, heart attack, A-Fib and open heart surgery. I have also overcome addiction issues and been drug and alcohol free over 30 years. I have coped with divorce, single parenting, bankruptcy, the suicide of an immediate family member and adoption of his son.
My current hobby and leisure activities include spending time in wilderness areas with my horse and mule, serving on the Board of BCHC-Midvally unit and Healing Arenas. I am a Licensed Psychologist in Turlock, Ca. specializing in individual, couple/family and online therapy free video consult before first session) utilizing TEAM CBT (certified level 3, see Feelinggoodinstitute.com) and Equine therapy (certified, see EAGALA.org).I have been in Private Practice since 1999. I am currently retired form a 17 year career working in the California State Correctional system, in both Parole and Prison settings. I have appeared on the National Television Lifetime "Killer Kids" series, developed a step-parenting program for Stanislaus County Juvenile Probation Department and provided motivational and communication skills training for local companies, as well as state and county agencies. With over 20 years experience as a psychologist, and a graduate of CSPP-Fresno I bring my professional and life experiences to understand and help you achieve your goals.
My therapy style is to employ an interactive, solution-focused treatment (No awkward long silences). My therapeutic approach will provide support and practical feedback helping my clients effectively address personal life challenges. This therapy will integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach designed to address who you are and what you want. With compassion and understanding I work with each client helping identify and build on your strengths. You will have the opportunity to attain the relationship satisfaction, peace, joy, happiness, personal growth and problem solving skills you are committed to.