About

QUALIFICATIONS: I am a Board Certified Marriage and Family Clinical-Pastoral Counselor. I hold a Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling and a Ph.D. in Theology from Atlantic Coast Seminary. I also hold a Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco, along with a Master of Divinity from St. Patrick’s Seminary & University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from San Jose State University. I have Clinical Pastoral Counseling training from Stanford University Hospital and Clinics in their Clinical Pastoral Education Program. I have worked with Retrouvaille, Marriage Preparation, Engaged Encounter, and marriage conflict resolution issues for over a decade.

CLIENTS SERVED: I provide clinical-pastoral counseling, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strategic Intervention Therapy (called Human Needs Psychology or HNP) for individuals, couples, families, and groups. I work with children, adolescents and adults. My scope of confidence lies within the range of Marriage & Family Issues, Effective Parenting, Co-Parenting, Substance Abuse, Sex and Love Addiction, Asperger’s Syndrome, Transforming Relationships, Strategic Success, Self-Perception Issues, Overcoming Loss, Depression, Anger, Anxiety, Increasing Peak Performance, Health and Weight Loss, and Leadership in times of Crisis.

AREAS OF SPECIALTY: I specialize in Marriage and Family Therapy - Clinical-Pastoral Counseling, the practice of Real-Time Human Transformation, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Strategic Intervention Therapy, and Personal and Couples Interventions. Some of my areas of specialty include: conflict resolution, marriage education, divorce prevention, dealing with marital and relationship issues, being a true communicator- business, family, and friends, dealing with conflict, finding your own core strengths, learning and understanding decisions you have made in the past, how to become resourceful and deal with new challenges, in business and personal life dealing with financial and organizational challenges, dealing with and managing problems, getting real commitment, virtual - total emotional control, building trust and passion, generating genuine health-inner and outer, managing and attaining goals, creating good habits, overcoming issues that cause bad habits and self-sabotage, guiding and mentoring others-includes children and teens, and getting yourself and groups organized in times of crisis.

Ages Served:
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Adults
Elders (65+)
Couples, & Families

Office Visit, In-Home Therapy, Telephone/Online Video Counseling

Hours of Operation:
Saturday Mornings
Sunday Afternoons
Monday - Thursday late afternoons & evenings
Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 3 PM via Skype

Accepted Forms of Payments:
Cash - Check - All Major Credit Cards - PayPal - GoogleWallet
NPI No. 1366991408 Tax ID No. 81-4012229
Receipts provided

Credentials, Training, Qualifications:
Board Certified Marriage and Family Counselor (MFC) - Atlantic Graduate School of Theology
Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling - Atlantic Coast Seminary
Ph.D. in Theology - Atlantic Coast Seminary
MA in Counseling Psychology Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - University of San Francisco
MDiv - St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
BA in Business Management - San Jose State University
Clinical Pastoral Counseling Training - Stanford University Hospital and Clinics through their Clinical Pastoral Education Program

Additional Treatment Areas: Chemically Dependent/Mentally Ill, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Sexual Abuse Victims, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Child Bearing Loss, Post Abortion Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Scrupulosity, and ADD

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