I live in Redmond. I have been married for 35 years to my wife, Susan, and we have two daughters. My interests away from work revolve around friends, family, music, biking and sailing.
I received my PhD in 1985 in clinical psychology from Purdue University. Following this I was in a one year internship at the Veterans Administration (VA) before completing pre-licensing supervision for one year at Western State Hospital. Next I had a private practice for 3 years and then worked as a staff psychologist at Group Health for 25 years. My clinical activities have included a variety of settings and populations including inpatient, personality assessment, inpatient alcohol and drug treatment, biofeedback, civil commitment, geriatrics and behavioral medicine and chronic pain.
My keenest interest however has been in the treatment of anxiety, compulsion and habit control problems coming from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) perspective. I try to deliver evidenced based treatment from a plain spoken point of view. In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy an understanding of our problems is considered an essential starting place in therapy. Before offering intervention, I seek to reach a mutual understanding of your problem based upon your input and mine.