About Paul

My path to becoming 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. Then, I returned home and joined the United States Naval Reserves. After the military, I worked in corporate America as a loan manager. Finally, just before graduate school, I worked as a firefighter for several years. I also actively participated in raising our two children with my wife during this time. These varied experiences have helped shape my understanding of people’s desire to make their lives work.

As a psychologist, my experience includes the following:

  • 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
  • Advanced Training in Multi-dimensional Family Therapy
  • Advanced Training Gottman Couple Therapy
  • Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
  • Consultant to the National Football League
  • Consultant to the Oakland Raiders Football Team
  • Consultant to the Alameda County Probation Department