I grew up in Saratoga, CA and went to Oregon State University to study Finance and become a Navy pilot.  I was in the Naval ROTC program and was commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy in June 1986.  Unfortunately, in March 1987, I was diagnosed with type I diabetes and was medically discharged from the Navy.  I moved back to the bay area and and began work as an accountant for a small manufacturing company.  In 1989 I pursued a masters degree in Nutrition Studies at San Jose State University.  Becoming a dietician made sense to me because I had diabetes, ate well, and took good care of myself.  While in the masters program I took an introductory Psychology class and “Forget About It!”  I was hooked on the study of the mind.  I transferred over to Psychology and earned my masters in Clinical Psychology in May 1994.  In November 1997 I earned my Marriage Family Child Counseling (MFCC) license.  I have been practicing Marriage and Family Therapy in Los Gatos since 1997.  I typically work with adults, teenagers, parents of teenagers, people with diabetes, and college students.