Gary has been a child and family therapist since 1987. He has been meditating since age 14 and his therapy is about finding the healing within ourselves.

Gary developed a breathing technique that has helped hundreds of people overcome anxiety and phobias and handle racing thoughts and “voices”. He was used it to help teachers after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in nearby Connecticut schools .His practice is rooted in each person’s ability to find his or her own playful and creative solutions.

Gary practices in both Croton-on-Hudson NY.  He has treated all kinds of trauma from sexual abuse to violence and bullying. Gary conducted two major research projects on the topic of school bullying for his PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center.

Therapy is about change, but it is also about acceptance. Some things may never change, especially when they are part of our nature. In that case, the therapy involves learning to accept ourselves and each other as we are.

Gary is available for face-to-face consultations locally and can provide consultations through technology if you are unable to find a therapist in your area.


Gary has social work experience in three countries. He has taught social work at three graduate schools and administered clinical programs and projects as well as research projects.
Gary did extensive research and a dissertation on the topic of school bullying. He has several articles waiting to be published.
  • Masters of Social Work
  • PhD Social Welfare
  • Addictions Counseling Diploma
  • Family Therapy Certificate
  • BA with a major in Psychology
  • ARISE certificate (family-based addiction intervention)
  • Trainings in trauma therapy and Critical Incidents Stress Debriefing

Gary has had a meditation practice since the early 1970 and has taught people how to use meditation and breathing techniques to improve the quality of life and manage uncomfortable “symptoms”.

Gary has worked over the years with diverse populations as well as people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender. He provides a safe space for GLBT and polyamorous individuals and families.