Author & Clinical Psychologist
After 50-plus years in private practice as a psychologist in Santa Monica, California, I retired to full-time writing. Thus far, I have written five nonfiction books and six novels. My mission, through my practice, and now through my writing and my volunteer efforts, has been to help people maximize their potential and achieve their goals. I believe each of us have a hidden potential that needs to be accessed.
In my clinical practice, I have been privileged to journey with many people as they discover that dormant potential. Through my writing, I hope to reach a larger audience, sharing the stories of others as they struggle with the light and dark aspects of human existence. It is through bringing the dark elements into the light that the hidden potential can be achieved.
During my entire professional life, I have been a volunteer in various nonprofit agencies (i.e., Southern California Counseling Center, Chyrsalis, New Start, Faith Communities for Families and Children, etc.), serving both on their boards and as a clinical supervisor) working with the disenfranchised and underprivileged persons in our society, e.g., homelessness, inner-city school children, at risk youth, people recently discharged from prison, and foster care. It is with our children and youth that the potential for changing the world has the greatest probability of occurring.
I received a BBA from the CCNY’s Baruch School of Business in Industrial Psychology and then went to CCNY’s School of Education where I received my MS in Education degree in School Psychology. I then went to the University of Kansas where I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.
I reside in Pacific Palisades, California with my wife, Barbara. I have three grown children, five grandchildren, and two dogs. I have multiple hobbies: martial arts, woodworking, photography, cycling, exercise and plant-based cooking.