My Biography



23 Year Career as Advertising and Non-Profit Executive

Harvard Business School, MBA with Distinction

Antioch University MA, Clinical Psychology

Wesleyan University BA (Phi Beta Kappa)

18 Years in Career, Life Consulting, and Psychotherapy Private Practice

Co-founder of the award-wining, a leading internet provider of referrals and support for mental health professionals

Former President SEARCH Alliance, a community-based clinical trials non-profit

Jeopardy! winner (seriously) 



My unique background gives me multiple perspectives that are indispensable in identifying the most promising career paths and negotiating today's difficult job market.

Originally from Eastchester, New York, I attended college at Wesleyan University where I majored in political science and minored in Romance languages.

Graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, I was accepted to Harvard Business School, where I concentrated in marketing. I graduated with distinction in 1971, and thereafter began working at one of New York's largest advertising agencies, Benton & Bowles, as an account executive.

I rose quickly in the organization being named a vice-president in 1975. In the subsequent 15 years I also worked with several other firms as a senior executive, including Wells Rich Greene as EVP & Chiat/Day as Director of Account Management. Among the clients I worked for were: Procter & Gamble, Sony, Coca-Cola, Bayer, Mitsubishi, Fisher-Price, and Energizer (The bunny was developed under my tenure as the lead account manager).

Jim's previous experience in the business world was of great help in guiding me through important decisions I faced in my career. Our work together made an important contribution to my company's success

In my early 40s I embarked on a process of inner work and exploration that led me to move from New York to Los Angeles and to discover the path of my current career. I enrolled in Antioch University's clinical psychology program in 1994, earning a Master's degree. I also accumulated 3,000 hours of internship training and was licensed as a psychotherapist (Marriage and Family Therapist).

In late 2005 I moved from Los Angeles to Washington and became licensed by the District of Columbia.  In the time I have been here I have been fortunate enough to build a thriving practice working with a very diverse, motivated, and intelligent group of clients.  I am proud to have helped many hundreds of clients to dramatically improve their career and life satisfaction.