About Paul

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I grew up in a small town outside of Philadelphia and studied Business at the University of Delaware, graduating in 1989.   After graduation, I began to seek out opportunities to do some good in the world, volunteering for various non-profits while drumming in local bands and paying the rent with some less-than-fulfilling office jobs.  

In 1992 I moved to San Francisco, where I kept volunteering, drumming, toiling in offices and searching for my calling.  After having a profoundly helpful experience as a therapy client, the light went on and I knew I had found my career.  I enrolled in the Counseling program at San Francisco State University, graduating in 1998 with a Masters of Science.

For 14 years I plied my trade for various non-profit and government agencies in San Francisco and Philadelphia, working with a wide range of populations.  These included; teen parents, foster care children, low-income families, residential drug treatment clients, probation-referred adolescents and adult welfare recipients.

In 2011 I started my private practice and was instantly gratified by the freedom to focus solely on therapy and the opportunity to expand my knowledge and range of expertise.   I love the diversity of my clients and my days, working with all ages, many cultures and in multiple modalities. 

When not at the office, Iā€™m enjoying time with my wife and two boys at home in the East Bay.  Every now and again, I sneak out to the garage and play those drums....