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, I’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....