I earned my Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame and completed my Internship at the University of Texas Counseling and Psychological Services Center. I have been in private practice over 30 years. I work with adults (about 70%) and couples and families (about 30%), using a variety of therapeutic modalities, including CBT and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. My approach to working with clients is eclectic. Psychotherapy can provide a new sense of hope and research indicates that discovering a new perspective on one’s life that is nurtured by the relationship between a client and therapist is crucial to successful outcomes. Therefore I try to find techniques that fit both the presenting problem and the client. Besides doing therapy, I have taught psychology at Texas State University and have supervised Ph.D. Psychology students at UT Austin.
My wife, who was Chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University (Ph.D. in Nutrition from UT Austin), and I have lived in Austin since 1978. I enjoy being with her and our son, daughter-in-law and 3 grandchildren, as well as gardening, working, cooking and eating, reading, talking, traveling, baseball, teaching and music. I love being able to ride my bike to my office.