SUPERVISED BY TAMMY FISHER, MA, LPC-S, LMFTS
Whether working with individual clients, couples or families, I place a high value on respecting the
individuality of those I serve. I strive not to “impose” myself on clients, but instead “walk with” people
on their own journeys toward wellness, success, or whatever they may seek. While much of my clinical
experience involves working with mood and anxiety-related disturbances, relationship problems, life
adjustments, and addictions and compulsions, among other areas, my specialization in working with
couples and parents within autism, AD/HD and other “special needs” families is inspired by my own
experience as a husband and father of a special needs child, and my understanding of the unique
challenges faced by such families.
I attained my BA degree from St. Mary’s University, Texas, and my MS in Clinical Counseling (Marriage
and Family Therapy) from Cal State University, Long Beach (CA), and am a certified Positive Discipline
educator. In addition to my clinically-oriented education, my past professional experience extends to
corporate consultant and management work in the area of Employee Relations.
I grew up the eldest of 6 siblings in Orange County, California, but have gratefully become a
“naturalized” Texan. I’m into creative writing, novels and short stories, and enjoy hiking and
backpacking, football, and all kinds of seventies and eighties music. My teenage son is a gifted pianist
and composer, and among his many fans, none are greater than his mom and dad.
I work with individuals (adults and adolescents), couples and families. Areas of specialization include:
- Autism/”Special Needs” (Parent Training/ Couples and Family therapy within special needs
- Mood and Anxiety disorders (Adults and Adolescents)
- Relationship issues (Couples and Individual Adults)
- Men’s Issues
- Addiction/Compulsions (Adults and Adolescents)
Area of Expertise
I work with couples, single parents and families on coping with developmental challenges such
as Autism, AD/HD, or other learning or behavior-related issues. I assess clients’ needs from a
parent, couple and family perspective; rather than to exclusively focus therapy on the individual
child with special needs, I assist parents in fortifying their couples (or other) relationship(s),
honing parenting skills, and seeing to the well-being of the family as a whole.
For 50-minute session:
Individual = $100
Couples = $120
Families = $120