I began my training in psychology in the early 1990’s, and ultimately received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Depth Psychology (the area of psychology that considers unconscious as well as conscious matters and patterns) in 2000. Prior to becoming a therapist in Palo Alto, I trained at the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) in Mountain View, a mental health agency that both staffs all of the public schools of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Sunnyvale, and offers psychotherapy on a sliding scale basis at its Mountain View clinic. At the CHAC, I provided individual and group counseling to students identified as at risk in various elementary, middle and high schools in Los Altos and Mountain View. I also worked with children, adolescents and teenagers, and began to specialize in teenagers, particularly boys. In individual sessions at the CHAC clinic, I saw private patients under the supervision of Dr. Phyllis Sherlock, a Palo Alto psychologist in private practice.
I became fully licensed as a psychologist in 2002 and opened a private practice on California Avenue. I am a member of both the Santa Clara County Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association. In addition to my private practice, I am also active in the community, particularly in matters involving the emotional and mental health of adolescents and teenagers.
Throughout my work in the field of psychology, I am very interested in writing and publishing about psychological issues. In 2004, I authored a book titled The Transcendent Function: Jung’s Model of Psychological Growth Through Dialogue With the Unconscious. I have given several interviews and made several presentations on that publication, and have begun working on a second publication. I also occasionally give talks to local high schools in Palo Alto regarding mental health issues that many teens face today.
To find out more about me and my work as a therapist in Palo Alto, please call me at (650) 321-0410 or email me at email@example.com.
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