In 1984 I was recruited to be a core faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Education Program located in Fresno, California. We moved to California and I taught in the Pediatric Residency program for 20 years, eventually moving from the county hospital to Valley Children's Hospital and serving as the Director of Research and Ethics. To learn more about my training and experience, please feel free to browse my Curriculum Vitae.
Over 20 years ago, my wife and I started a small private practice and began to see children, adolescents and adults for assessment and treatment. Our practice grew quickly and we developed specialized expertise in evaluating and treating individuals with learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, tourette syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders and other neuro-behavioral conditions. We continue to provide services for a wide range of situations including divorce, sleep disorders, enuresis/encopresis, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, adaptation to adoption and test taking anxiety. To learn more about the services we offer, please feel review our Comprehensive Evaluation, Consultation and Advocacy and Counseling and Psychotherapy section.
We are very family-centered and our background is influenced by years of working in a developmentally sensitive manner with a highly diversified group of individuals. Our personal philosophy is that every person deserves to be treated as we ourselves would appreciate being treated. We listen carefully to each individual's unique story and develop a list of potentially targetable issues that could be addressed to help alleviate distress and improve function.