I am a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with individuals and couples for over 15 years. Originally from Wisconsin, I moved to New York City after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1984. After a successful 15 year career in the music industry in New York, I changed careers and attended New York University.
While working on my Master’s degree in social work from NYU, I began to work for the Center for Court Innovation at the Red Hook Community Court, as a caseworker. I worked in the court system in Brooklyn for several years, offering treatment as an alternative to incarceration to Misdemeanor offenders in The Red Hook Community Court, and later to felony defendants in the Brooklyn Mental Health Court.
I also have experience and education with: Buddhist meditation and contemplative practices. I am a daily meditator and meditation teacher, and my approach to therapy is informed by the psychological theories of Buddhism and mindfulness techniques.
I currently live in Scotch Plains, NJ with my Wife, two daughters, and a goldendoodle named Barley. I am an avid Green Bay Packer fan, like to snowboard, bike, run and scuba dive. Last year I began to compete in Triathlons. I was a jazz musician in high school and college, and continue to have a deep connection to music, and am currently taking guitar lessons.