One could say I've always been giving people direction and advice.
I grew up in Ithaca, NY, the son of refugees from Cuba; in between contrasting worlds of rich culture and eclectic Ithaca hippy vibes. I began my post college life in being a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania and worked with street children and taught English. Afterwards, I lived in Spain, South Korea, Washington DC, New York City and Saint Louis, eventually finding my way back to my home town.
All About Me
I have been an editor of literary journals, worked with the federal government, have had a thriving literary career publishing short stories and poetry and spent the better part of 15 years working in international higher education. I worked at Cornell University, Webster University, Washington University in Saint Louis, George Mason University and Hobart and William Smith. I have had a rich and full life and I'm still growing and learning. What a journey!
I returned to Ithaca in 2011 and began working in crisis management at Cornell University and more recently as a clinical therapist at Family and Children's of Ithaca and in tandem opened my own private practice in 2019.
Working with hundreds of people in a crisis has taught me that this work is what my life is about. In all times. In all seasons. It is my pleasure to help you on your path
My "home" practice is dedicated to individuals looking for counseling to get their life back on track and institutions attempting to accomplish goals that are mission orientated.
I trained in working with a bipolar support clinic in Saint Louis, MO.
My degree is from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.
I work at Family and Children's Services of Ithaca, NY and previously worked at Cornell