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ABOUT GARY

In many ways I have been preparing to be a Marriage and Family Therapist my entire life. My parents divorced when I was 9, I struggled somewhat in middle school and high school, and I put myself through college and graduate school (twice). Gary photoBefore I became a therapist, I had already worked as an aide in the San Francisco public schools, a volunteer coordinator, a research assistant, a college instructor (Sociology), and a counselor at Big Brothers and Sisters.

Each of these career directions helped me refine my focus and appreciate how much I love being part of a process that brings significant change, growth and healing.

Since becoming a licensed psychotherapist in 1987, I have worked with individuals and facilitated groups with children, adolescents and adults through local non-profit agencies. At the same time, I saw individuals, couples, and families in a private practice, developed an adolescent treatment program for juvenile sex offenders, and gave presentations to Marin's juvenile and adult probation departments, residential treatment programs, foster parents and others.

I have developed a special expertise in working with boys, men and couples. I provide consultation and training to parents, newly licensed therapists and colleagues.

In addition to my professional work, I sing and play the guitar and other instruments, and enjoy gardening, cycling, and exploring the hills and valleys of Marin County.


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The following is a brief overview of my education and professional experience.

ACADEMIC    
M.A. John F. Kennedy University
(Major: Clinical Psychology)
1984
M.A. San Francisco State University
(Major: Sociology; Minor: Psychology)
1976
B.A. San Francisco State University 1971

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 
Private Practice Short & Long term psychotherapy 1987 - Present
Supervisor Family Service Agency of Marin 1988 - 2005
Counselor Big Brothers/Sisters of Marin 1985 - 1990
Volunteer Coordinator Nine Grove Lane 1981 - 1985
Instructor of Sociology Various colleges in S.F. Bay Area 1973 - 1981

AWARDS  

Distinguished Service Awards
Family Service Agency of Marin

1999 and 2002
Recognition for treatment with sexually abused children
Marin Advocates for Children, Marin County
1999
   
LICENSE  
Marriage and Family Therapist (California)
License Number MFC 22931
1987
 


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Corte Madera, CA

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