The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.
— Carl Rogers

Where does Marty’s wisdom come from? Maybe it has something to do with the fact that his path to becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist took him through a variety of professions, but more likely it’s his ability to be quiet and listen. Marty’s not planning his next response or thinking about dinner, he’s just giving you the greatest gift — his full attention. Perhaps this is why so many of us on staff seek him out for counsel, insight, and validation. There are few things that Marty doesn’t know at least a little something about, and he shares his knowledge freely. His expansive range of experiences is evident in his confident grasp of complex situations, and his creative approach to problem solving.

Marty has worked in Academia, Community Mental Health, Corrections, and Private Practice, and has taught graduate and undergraduate psychology courses at the University level. At Westside he offers a training seminar on case conceptualization, which keeps his skills sharp.

His wealth of experience contributes to Marty’s ease with individuals, couples, and families. His calm appraisal of situations and ready interventions are reassuring and inspiring, but it is his kindness that keeps people coming back.

ALL Westside therapists welcome and affirm members of the LGBTQI community, as well as any other groups who struggle for support, acceptance, and recognition.



Personal Growth, Transitions, Trauma, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Adjustments, Emotional regulation, Psychosis,

Teens, Adults, Couples, Families


Weekdays and Saturdays, Afternoons and Evenings

Westside Hilldale

4513 Vernon Blvd, Suite 100



Capella University - Ph.D.

Phillips Graduate Institue - MSW

California State University - BSW