I began my professional career in private practice 30 years ago after earning an undergraduate degree in 1968 from Westmont College and a doctorate degree in 1980 from United States International University in San Diego, California.
I have published articles in various magazines and newspapers, including The Gilroy Gazette, Kid's Vermont News, Melbourne's Child, Mom's and Dad's Florida Magazine, Parent's Line in Maryland, Parent's News in Illinois, Santa Barbara Family Life in Santa Barbara, Sydney's Child, and Ventura County Parent Magazine in Ventura, California. I have a private practice in Santa Barbara, California.
I am convinced that addressing parenting issues and difficulties is usually best accomplished by working more with parents than with children since usually, as parents deal more effectively with their own issues, what likely follows is a new, improved, and usually more successful approach to raising their kids. I believe that "kids are usually not
"the problem" but rather the symptom of something in the parent's efforts that needs fine tuning. Fine tune our attitudes and we will likely get the desired results in our kids."