My Background and Experience

I have been a licensed psychologist practicing in Houston since 1987, and I began work in the mental health field in 1972. I earned my doctorate at The University of Texas at Austin. I also earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree in counseling from the University of Maryland. I have been in independent practice since 1995. I formerly was the Director of the Family Therapy Program at the Houston Veterans Administration Medical Center. Prior to that, I was a faculty member at the University of Houston. I have had affiliations with several universities and the Baylor College of Medicine, and I taught graduate courses in marital and family therapy for 20 years. I serve as a consultant to numerous organizations including the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Attention Deficit Disorders Association, Emory University, and the Richmond State School. I am a past-president of both the Houston and Texas Psychological Associations.  Presently, I am the Staff Psychologist for the Houston Fire Department, but I maintain a small private practice specializing in men’s issues, relationship problems, and adventure therapy.