I am a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in Santa Barbara devoted to the life-spirit of those who work with me.  My background consists of a medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine followed by work as a physician to Peace Corps volunteers in Sierra Leone, Africa. I then completed adult and child psychiatry fellowships at the University of Chicago and Philadelphia Child Guidance clinic.

After ten years in private practice of psychotherapy at the Family Therapy Center in San Francisco, I moved to Santa Barbara to continue my therapeutic work with adults and children. I have taught psychotherapy from psychoanalytic and Jungian perspectives at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Antioch University, and Santa Barbara City College's Adult Education programs.

I am aware that most people come into psychotherapy submerged and encased in their difficulties. Trying to live our lives from within self-protected chambers often leads to a sense of feeling half-alive and sometimes unreal. I have learned how to join with a person in their search for a way out of that prison.