I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, where I majored in Psychology and minored in Pre-Med. After graduating from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1977, I took an 18-year hiatus from medicine. During that time I engaged in an odyssey of self-discovery and creative self-expression, which included publishing the Tucson Times (an entertainment and arts weekly), writing screenplays, performing stand-up comedy, producing Poor Walter’s Almanac (a weekly satiric social-political commentary TV show on cable access), and appearing four times on the ROSEANNE TV series. Following my return to medicine in 1995, I graduated from the UCLA / San Fernando Valley Psychiatry Residency Program, became a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, and have been in private practice in the Los Angeles area since 1999. My training at the UCLA / San Fernando Valley Psychiatry Residency Program provided me with a wealth of skills. Their psychopharmacology program enabled me to assess and treat biological and chemical imbalances that contribute to anxiety, depression and other psychiatric disorders. Their psychotherapy program taught me a variety of therapeutic techniques, including dynamic insight-oriented therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, short-term therapy, interpersonal therapy, couples therapy and family systems therapy, many of which I integrate into my treatment approach once I formulate a client’s problems, weaknesses and strengths. I have written two books: "Forgive To Win!" and "Einstein's Cosmic Journey." I am also a motivational, self-empowerment speaker, guiding people towards the fulfillment of their goals and dreams.