Before becoming a therapist, I worked within the creative practices of art and design for 20 years. So I’m not a lifelong therapist who has never experienced problems in the ‘real world’. I also went through the therapeutic process myself. So, I know what it’s like to earn a living while also improving well-being through a commitment to the therapeutic process. As an adjunct to my therapist practice, remain deeply committed to and active in the creative practices.


For a partial list of my keynotes, curations, invited presentations, workshops, seminars, print publications, and higher education courses click here.

I am thankful for having been named a Teacher of the Year at New York University (NYU) and been a co-author of the evaluation criteria for the Fuller Challenge which is considered to be “socially-responsible designs highest award.”  As a designer, I have won two awards. I was also a Fellow at the United States National Academy of Science in Washington D.C., a visiting scholar at the United States Library of Congress also in Washington D.C., a co-founder of the Cultural Informatics Lab at Pratt Institute, and have evaluated 10’s of millions of dollars of grants for the United States Government.


  • Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • International Association for Analytical Psychology
  • Section IX: Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility
  • Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts