I specialize in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adults. I am a marriage and family therapist (MFT 40094) licensed in California with thirteen years of experience in the field of psychotherapy for adults, couples, and children. My required academic preparation is a Master's degree in counseling psychology, which entailed coursework in child abuse, family dynamics, counseling techniques, substance abuse, law and ethics, as well as in the areas of mythology, depth psychology, and literature. I did this work at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, whose program is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Moreover, I worked as a group facilitator in the area of domestic violence, for which I completed training in a County-approved curriculum while facilitating groups for men and women victims and perpetrators. I am a graduate of the adult analytic training program at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center, an approved training institute of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association. In this program I completed seminars taught by senior analysts in such areas as child, adolescent, and adult development, psychopathology, therapeutic techniques, and theories of psychoanalysis. I currently am President of the Board, was Director of SDPC's Extension Division, and am a member of the teaching faculty.
In addition, I am Emeritus Professor, English and Comparative Literature, San Diego State University, where I was Director of San Diego State University Press. I hold a doctorate in English from New York University and a Master's in Art from San Diego State University.
I am a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and practice in conformity with their code of ethics. I am also a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
My office is conveniently located in University City area of San Diego, California, close to the 5 and 52 freeways.
Please call for an appointment at 858 395 4440.