More than anything else, I practice presence with you and help you develop presence with yourself. For nearly 20 years, I have practiced mindfulness and presence through meditation. It takes me out of the mental experience I can mistake for my real life and puts me in direct contact with something bigger and better. As a result, I have let go of almost all of the mental experience of depression and anxiety that dominated much of my earlier life. I love helping others do the same. I bring over 58 years of highly varied life experience, including hospice work, serving as a home health aide, delivering papers, downloading satellite telemetry, writing legal arguments, baking bread, selling books, and teaching college German. I have experienced a lot in my lifetime, including coming out as gay, and can relate to all kinds of problems and experiences.
Therapy is above all an emotionally intimate human relationship. I meet you as my real self, with my real feelings, reactions and life experience. You won't be working with a professional persona, but with someone present with you as himself. Also, I pay close attention to the parts of you you might not see, and help you do the same, so you can see new aspects of yourself within your world, and available choices you thought you didn't have. Rather than maintain tight focus on the painful mental experience of suffering that plagues you, our relationship helps you develop mindful contact with your bigger, more joyful and peaceful mind. You do have one - everyone does! Making this shift brings true relief. Finding your way back after you get lost in old habits of mind can happen faster, and more often. With plenty of work, that kind of experience can even become the norm!
The hardest realities of all call for realism, groundedness and compassionate support. I am trained in hospice work and bereavement counseling. Wanting to help people with death led me into this field in the first place.
Life always involves suffering, and some lives contain more than their share. I can help you discover ways to invest your limited energy that truly serve you, and help you let go of the wasted mental efforts that just make it worse.
I can help you navigate your gender transition challenges, provide an HRT or surgery letter, or just be a therapist you don't have to explain or defend yourself to. I'm Gay. LBQQI all welcome!
Online Therapy for ANYONE in California
07:30 am – 02:30 pm
Mon-Weds: 7:30-9:30am, 10:30-2:30pm, 4-5pm
Sun 7:30-9:30am, 10:30-2:30pm
Closed Thursday, Friday, Saturday