My mission is to help people to live their best lives. To improve relationships between individuals and his/her family of origin, partner, offspring, and business associates.
I currently serve as President & CEO of S2S, a mission-driven company that provides couples and parenting retreats and coaching. I also serve as an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles). My clinical work and research have focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer clients, relationship issues, children/adolescents, families, and ethnic minority mental health.
Currently, I also serve on the American Psychological Association's Joint Task Force for Revising the Guidelines for Professional Practice with Sexual Minority Clients. I previously served as Program Director at a mental health agency, where I oversaw the child and adult therapy programs, as well as a Clinical Psychologist with two children/family mental health programs directly operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Previously, I also served as the Co-Chair of the Commission for Youth and Families in Long Beach, California, where I was charged with developing services for children and families and advising the mayor and city council on services for these populations.
With over two decades of teaching, administrative and clinical experience, I have presented over 150 workshops nationally and on four continents. The workshops have focused on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender couples, relationship issues, LGBT parenting, spirituality, ethnic minority mental health, and LGBT mental health.
Updated as of January 2022