1211 E. Denny Way #111
Seattle, WA 98122
I have worked in the helping field in some capacity for over 20 years. From peer counseling and student out-reach programs in high schools, to hospital work in medical and psychiatric settings. I have worked with families of boys of all ages in both group home and community settings. All of this experience has culminated in the last 2 decades with my work with boys with sexual behvaior problems.
I have spent the last 15 years in private practice providing both individual and group treatment to adolescents with sexuality issues and sexual behavior problems, as well as comprehensive sexuality education for teen boys and their families.
I am a Certified Counselor and a Sex Offender Treatment Provider
in Washington State.
Therapeutically my philosophy revolves
around concepts of empathy, insight, drive, social skills, and a subscription to something larger than one’s own, isolated ego.
My style and Master’s training is systemic, which means that I encourage people to explore not only themselves, but also the ways in which they interact with the world around them.
My personal mode is Strategic, meaning I employ creativity and humor in order to stop unhelpful patterns of behavior replacing them with more pro-social and predictable behaviors.
In addition to my private practice, community-based, sexual education has been a passion of mine because it is, by its very nature, so integral in creating healthy lives for teens.
To provide healthy social and sexual information to teens and their parents, in a multi-pronged approach consisting of live speaking events, The book series - Spare Me 'The Talk!', and a number of resources for youth and their families around the intersection of adolescence, sexuality and technology.
I am a parent, a Master’s-level therapist and Sex Educator for boys and their parents, in Seattle, Washington. I am also an author and an international public speaker.
For the last 20 years I have worked with teens, parents and professionals to promote healthy, positive and safe sexual behavior.
I use information, education and humor to help families increase their knowledge and self-confidence as a proactive defense against the un-fortunate consequences that sometimes accompany teen sexual activity.
Master of Arts Degree received in Systems Counseling
1998, Bastyr University
Bachelor of Arts degree received in Clincial Psychology