I'm a father of two, husband, clinical therapist, vegetarian, martial arts instructor, and passionate about helping people. I have a masters degree in Clinical Psychology and am a board certified / licensed therapist.
I have acquired experience in direct care and treatment of children with emotional and behavioral difficulties, along with the counseling and coaching of adults. I have a strong background in Family Systems, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, and Motivational Interviewing, which provide a solid theoretical and evidence based intervention.
I am a highly driven individual who wants to help others. I am a lifelong learner and enjoy growing from challenging work.
I also am a certified Self Defense Instructor. I hold a Full Instructor certification in Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino martial arts under Paul Vunak. I am one of the few people in the world to attain this level of certification! I specialize in Rapid Assault Tactics (R.A.T), Jeet Kune Do (JKD), Filipino Martial Arts, and Submission Fighting,
The R.A.T has been selected by the U.S. Navy Seals as their choice for hand to hand combat. This system has been taught to the FBI, DEA, and over 50 police departments across the country.
I have many years of various martial arts experience in Aikido, Arnis, Escrima, Submission Fighting, Wing Chun, Silat, JKD Principles, Aikido, Fencing, and Muay Thai.
I have extensive training in relaxation training and behavioral psychology. My objective is to continue to teach the effective systems that have been taught to me, to continue to grow in knowledge and foster others to do the same.