Counseling and Personal Bio
I am a licensed (MFC 36930) through the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am also affiliated with Christian Counseling Center of San Jose.
My counseling experience began in 1982 when I transitioned from the ideal world of Bible College to the very real world of living in a residential treatment home becoming an instant parent (actually a residential counselor) to emotionally disturbed juvenile delinquent boys who held no reservations telling me what they believed I should do and how to do it, concepts no where to be found in the Bible! I was ready to give notice after only one day of being there, and this after I had made a commitment of one year. A good friend encouraged me with simple wisdom to give it some time and I ended up living in that home for the next two and a half years. The first day working there still probably ranks as one of the most difficult days in my entire life! I soon transferred to another home in the organization as a senior counselor and worked there for another two and a half years. I could never have imagined how this experience would serve me as does even right now especially working with families and their children and adolescents. I went on to work in school settings and counseling agencies before settling into private practice in 1995.
California Coast University
Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology
Santa Clara University
Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology
Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Psychology
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists