I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CAADC) and Board Registered Interventionist (BRI-I) with extensive clinical experience in both the mental health and addictions fields.    Currently, I am the President/Clinical Director of New Hope Recovery Center located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Additionally, I have a private practice in the Lincoln Square area. My areas of interest including working with all aspects of addiction including facilitating interventions, severe and persistent mental health issues, personality disorders, trauma and its impact on recovery, hoarding and other obsessive-compulsive disorders and issues within the LGBTQI community.    I am a member of NASW, NALGAP and NAADAC as currently is on the Board of Directors for NALGAP.

I have had articles published in “Praxis:  Where Reflection and Practice Meet”, “Addiction Professional” magazine and “Renew” magazine where he writes a monthly blog entitled “Recovering with Pride” which is focused on recovery issues within the LGBTQI community.  I have extensive experience speaking on issues related to addiction and the LGBTQI community most notable at NADC, NAADAC and NASW Illinois.