My life's calling found me when I wasn't looking for it

Posted outside the last undergraduate psychology course I took, a flyer described a family looking for therapists and offering in-home training and supervision. Little did I know then that I would fall in love with autism when I met two brothers in the spring of 2004.

Daily with their parents and supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Therapist from the LOVAAS Institute, my life's calling found me. From there, I pursued research experiences at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Children's National Medical Center with the ultimate goal of gaining acceptance to a graduate program to further my clinical training working with children and their families.

I volunteer with local not-for-profits that support children and families

Here is a list of some of the organizations that I am proud to be a part of:


My wife and I moved to Rochester in August of 2007 to pursue my Ph.D. We knew it would be a hard, but worthwhile process. What an adventure it has been! Along the way, we've had two children and decided to stay in the Rochester area to raise our family.* Here are my favorite memories from Graduation on May 16, 2015. 

*Update, as of 2018 we now have three children and this private practice located in Bushnell’s Basin. Rochester, we’re here to stay!