I am a somatic psychotherapist living in Encinitas, California where I have a private practice specializing in anxiety and trauma. I was on the adjunct faculty of National University’s Counseling Psychology program for approximately seventeen years. In 2022 the screenplay I co-wrote for “Tattooed Trucks of Nepal – Horn Please” won “Best Script” at the Sicily Art Film Festival. Publications include The Mighty, Stage Directions, Somatic Psychotherapy Today, the Journal of Expressive Writing and Advanced Computer Entertainment. I was a winner in the San Diego Memoir Association’s competition in 2019 and 2020 and excerpts from my memoir, "A Slice of Orange", appear in two volumes of “Shaking the Tree: Brazen. Short. Memoir.” "A Slice of Orange" and my self-help book on recovering from severe distress, "Plant Talk - When the Tree Hugs You Back" are currently seeking publication.