Originally from California and Detroit, Dean has been in the Mental Health field in the San Francisco Bay Area, for over twenty years. He is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, an EMDR Basic Trainer.
Dean has a special interest in the healing of historical trauma and identifies as an Anti-Oppression psychotherapist. He has a special interest in healing complex trauma with extensive experience in working with children and adolescents in various settings. Dean has worked with Severely and Persistently Mentally ill (SPMI) adults and adolescents, Community Based Organizations, Child-Welfare Systems, School-Based Mental Health settings, and locked facilities.
Philosophically grounded in the humanity of all persons in a manner that is culturally sensitive and respectful. Dean utilizes EMDR therapy as his primary modality with great attention to attachment injury and early-life trauma. In an independent practice setting treating adults, children and adolescents Dean seeks to heal the atrocities of the past that conscious or very often subconscious may be hinder desired growth allowing clients to strive in the present while engendering greater hope for the future