During college I opened and ran A-1 Legal and Paralegal Services to put myself through college. I also opened a drop in counseling center run by the students, for the students at UCSC. “Connections” that remained open for several years. I graduated top of my class from Sonoma State University in 1976 with a Master in Clinical/Community Psychology. I also received my elementary, secondary, and adult school teaching credentials. I received my Marriage Family and Child Counseling license in February of 1976.
I led group meetings at Los Colinas Women’s Detention Center for 17 yrs, pro bono as a community service. I have taught Parenting, Co-Parenting and Anger Management Groups for over 20 years. I ran a certified Domestic Violence Rehabilitation Program from 1992 thru 2002. I have worked with child abuse cases and various government agencies for several years. I have also worked for Survivor’s of Torture International for the past 19 years. Through Santee Family Counseling Center, I still do individual, family, anger management and help couples with their relationship and parenting and co-parenting issues. Because of my extensive experience in all of these areas I have worked with all the Courts, Juvenile, Family, Criminal and Immigration as an expert witness on many occasions.
I have always believed in a grass roots approach. I have worked with and continue to work with very diverse groups and populations. I will embrace all, races, religions, genders, choices, and socio-economic situations from children to geriatrics, Individuals, families and groups. I am now pleased to take all of my experience and open The Divorce Mediation Center of San Diego as a Certified Mediator.
I currently run a private practice with my wife, also a therapist at www.santeefamilycc.com on Wednesday and Thursdays. The Divorce Mediation Center, My Downtown/Bankers Hill office is open on Mondays and Tuesday by appointment.
On a Personal Note.....
I have been married for 36 years to my incredible wife Laurel. We have 2 grown daughters who have each provided us with grandsons.
I love to go boating, fishing, and scuba diving both locally and a few times a year internationally. I love to spend time living on my boat with my wife Laurel, family, Mr. Blue, scuba and fishing buddies.