Education & Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Masters degree in Social Work from Arizona State University 2010 Summa Cum Laude
I began work as a Private Practitioner upon graduation. In September 2011 I was hired as Behavior Specialist at Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary School in Chandler, AZ. There I provided services for troubled/underprivileged youth, wrote treatment plans for students in and out of the classroom, collaborated services with CPS, and provided education to the school personnel regarding healthy/safe behavior practices. I wrote curriculum and facilitated the group ‘Healthy Strategies’ for students with special emotional needs. I also ran the 21st Century afterschool program. During this time my colleagues and I co-authored 'Why Teens Fail - What To Fix.' My interest continued to grow in relation to helping adolescents manage. Over the years I have streamlined my practice to focus efforts on teens, couples, addiction and trauma. The Lack of Healthy Connection seems to be the common thread in so many of the lives of those I treat. I present around the country on various topics. This pulls a passionate part of me up to the surface. I consider the work I do to be beneficial to all people. I feel grateful in collaboration.
I enjoy my work. It pushes me.
I love music. I have played in many bands. Regrettably, it's been a few years since I've been on stage.
My wife and I have been married 20 years. We have one 17 year old son and a new baby girl. We waited a long time for her to make it here. I consider myself blessed beyond measure.