I am a clinical psychologist in San Francisco with 30 years of experience evaluating and treating adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). For people who suspect they have ASD and want a professional evaluation, I provide a comprehensive assessment of these conditions. Based on questionnaire results, review of documentation, and an interview process, I determine if an individual has Autism Spectrum Disorder, or whether there are other conditions that may play a role in the person’s overall functioning.

I also work to help individuals meet the challenges of ASD through psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

In the case of families and organizations, I am available to assist in determining appropriate and beneficial services for an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder and access to those services.


  • 1991: Licensed as a psychologist in California
  • 1986: Licensed as a psychologist in Illinois

Professional Organizations

  • American Psychoanalytic Association
  • International Psychoanalytic Association


  • 2008: Graduate, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
  • 1985: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1980: M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Michigan State University
  • 1973: B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

Relevant Professional Positions

  • 2008: Member, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
  • 1991-2000: Training Director, Tender Lion Family Program, San Francisco
  • 1992-1994: Adjunct Faculty, San Francisco State University
  • 1992-1993: Adjunct Faculty, Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco
  • 1992-1994: Adjunct Faculty, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda
  • 1986-1991: Supervisory and Teaching Faculty, Psychological Services Center, University of Illinois, Chicago