I was born and raised in Seattle and was fortunate to come of age during the Seattle music scene of the '80's and '90's. I worked at clubs and booked, managed and played in bands all while attending Central Washington University where I received my B.A. in arts and literature. In 1995, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue my music career. I became an A&R rep and worked with a number of legendary artists and producers. I traveled the world. I also witnessed, first-hand, the struggles faced by even the most successful artists and this led me to shift gears and begin a career in the field of psychotherapy, with an emphasis on addiction treatment.
I studied addiction at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Dr. Alan Berger, Ph.D. and Dr. Siri Sat Nahm, Ph.D., became licensed in California, and worked at Promises Treatment Center, an intensive inpatient substance treatment setting in Los Angeles. During this time, I designed and implemented successful interventions with, Bob Forrest, co-host of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. My dog, Monk, and my family, are an integral part of my personal life as well.
BA in Arts & Literature, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
BA in Psychology, Antioch University, Seattle.
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Alcohol & Drug Counseling under the tutelage of Dr. Siri Sat Nam Ph.D. (Therapist on Viceland Network TV show, “The Therapist,” and Dr. Alan Berger Ph.D.
(Author of “12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze & Drugs Are Gone.”
Licensed SUDP (Substance Use Disorder Professional), formerly known as CDP (Chemical Dependency Professional)
M.A. (w/ honors) Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University, Seattle, WA.