Professional Background and Affiliations:

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 4884), Private Practice, La Jolla, CA for 30+ years
  • Past Chairman of Psychology, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA, presently on staff 25 years and currently serving on the Psychology Executive Committee and the Physician Health and Well-Being Committee
  • Fellow and Approved Consultant, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Diplomate

• Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology
• American Academy of Pain Management

  • Member of several professional organizations including the American Psychological Association
  • Past President

• San Diego Society of Clinical Hypnosis
• San Diego Society for Sex Therapy and Education

  • Past Board of Directors, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology
  • Faculty – University of California at San Diego, Ext.
  • Past Faculty – University of Minnesota
  • Visiting Professor – Pepperdine University

Award Winning Co-Author

  • Code to Joy: The Four Step Solution to Unlocking Your Natural State of Happiness – Harper One/Harper Collins
  • Instant Emotional Healing: Acupressure for the Emotions – Broadway/Random House
  • Hyper-Performance: The A.I.M. Strategy for Releasing Your Business Potential – John Wiley & Sons
  • A Clinical Hypnosis Primer – John Wiley & Sons


  • Featured Speaker

• Integrative Wellness Summit 2016 – Telluride, CO
• Sun Valley Wellness Festival
• 13D Research Brain Trust, Hong Kong
• Young Presidents Organization (YPO)
• Ken Blanchard Company
• Power of Energy Seminars, Big Island of Hawaii, annual since 2005
• with John Assaraf
• with Tony Robbins
• American Society of Association Executives
• American Psychological Association
• American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
• California Psychological Association
• Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology
• Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

  • Voting member for the Grammy’s
  • Co-producer of documentary film The Place of Refuge: Calming the Storm of Divorce
  • Vice-president of the Making the World a Better Place Foundation

Clinical Expertise:

Advanced training in many approaches for treating and unblocking trauma, anxiety and emotional blocks including:

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Clinical hypnosis, imagery/visualization
  • Energy Psychology methods including Emotional Self-Management (from his book Instant Emotional Healing: Acupressure for the Emotions)
  • Cognitive and behavioral approaches to change

To schedule an appointment you may call his office in La Jolla, California at (858) 457-3900 weekdays from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (PST).
Sessions are available in-office, by telephone and HIPPA-secure video-conferencing.

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