For the past 19 years, I’ve been helping couples and individuals learn how to communicate in healthier ways to feel more connected emotionally, physically and spiritually. One of the ways I’ve been accomplishing this has been by using Inner BondingⓇ, a Six Step process which helps couples and individuals learn how to take personal responsibility for their thoughts, feelings and behavior.
I first learned about Inner Bonding in 1994 when a friend gave me one of Dr. Margaret Paul’s books, Healing Your Aloneness. I had been despairing ever since an intimate relationship had ended. I realized I was suffering because I gave myself away in relationships. I abandoned myself every time by caretaking my partner. When I did this a part of me sank into a very hopeless place. By learning and practicing Inner Bonding, I began to value myself more and was no longer willing to take responsibility for other people’s thoughts, feelings and behavior.
Because I personally experienced how practicing Inner Bonding empowered me to co-create a loving life with my wife, I decided to help other individuals and couples also find their joy. I obtained my Master of Social Work from New York University and then became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey. In 2002 I became one of the first Inner Bonding facilitators, started assisting Dr. Margaret Paul at her workshops and co-led the East Coast Inner Bonding Intensive. I was a trainer for the first Inner Bonding Facilitator Training Program 2017-2018 and am co-leading the 2018-2019 Inner Bonding Facilitator Training Program.
I am also a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and was profiled on the acclaimed PBS-TV series, Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy as a couple’s therapist. I currently have a private practice in Cranford, NJ where I specialize in Couples Counseling and Relationship Issues.
In a previous life, I was a music talent scout for Famous Music Publishing, Paramount Picture’s music division. I express my creativity and joy through playing piano, songwriting, swing dancing and writing children’s books with my wife.