I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and am in private psychotherapy practice in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle, Washington.
My clinical focus is on adolescent, adult, and couples therapy. I believe that therapists cannot take a patient deeper than they have been willing to go themselves.
I have been in personal psychoanalytic therapy or psychoanalysis for years and continue to explore my own mind with senior clinicians.
Beyond my psychological training and clinical experience, I like to think that I bring a unique background of athletic, military, and legal experience, as well as decades long immersion in the study and practice of Zen Buddhism, martial arts, and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche to my work as a psychotherapist.
Prior to my psychological training, I was a Military Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army. I successfully completed the Army’s most rigorous training: Airborne and Ranger schools. I had extensive training in Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) weapons systems and counter-t
errorism with operational experience in tactical and strategic intelligence missions. I received the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program Scholarship and transferred to the JAGC where I served as both a prosecutor and public defender. I have been a private criminal defense attorney in both federal and state courts. I received my law degree from Cornell Law School, a Master of Arts degree in military law from the Judge Advocate General’s School — Army.
I have studied the works and life of Friedrich Nietzsche for over 25 years and have founded the weekly Seattle Nietzsche Reading Group.
I am the proud father of two wonderful daughters and have the great privilege to be a stepfather to a growing young boy.
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