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2940 Summit Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Ph: (510) 451-5011
License #10610






About me.

My path as a psychologist was not a direct one. Immediately after college, I worked as a business community organizer in the United States Peace Corps in the West Indies. I returned home and joined the United States Naval Reserves. After the military, I worked in corporate America as a loan manager. Just prior to graduate school, I worked as a fire-fighter for a number of years. During this time, I also actively participated in raising our two children with my wife. These varied experiences have helped shape my understanding of people’s desire to make their lives work. As a psychologist my experience include:

  • Associate Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Clinical Fellow, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Center for Family Counseling, Oakland
  • Founder, The Family Enrichment Network, Oakland
  • Advance Training Multidimensional Family Therapy
  • Advance Training Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Advance Training Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Consultant to the National Football League
  • Consultant to the Oakland Raiders Football Team
  • Consultant to the Alameda County Probation Department

Most recent publication and presentation:

“The Attachment Frame is the Thing: Emotion-Focused Family Therapy in Adolescence” Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, (2011), 10:3, 229-245, Lian Bloch & Paul T. Guillory

“Working with Couples,” the practice of Emotionally Focused Couples’ Therapy, Bay Area Network of Black Mental Health Professional, June 2010.

National Football League, Player Development Directors Annual Training, Atlanta GA, March 13-15 2006, Life Skills workshop “Coaching off the Field.”

Invited Speaker: American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physician, “The Positive Psychology of Everyday Life: Healing and Athletic Performance, March 26, 2006, San Francisco.