Wanting to deepen my gay activism from the inside out, I began gay-affirmative therapy and was introduced to the notion of facing my "trauma" and transforming unfinished family business into experiences of greater strength, love and creativity. I returned to school to receive an M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University and a Ph.D. at Pacifica Graduate Institute. I wrote a dissertation on the idea of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche as a forerunner of what we today might call “gay soul-making.”
I am currently completing a memoir about how I developed LGBTQ-Affirmative psychotherapy at Antioch University entitled Education of the Heart, which details how I learned how to run a program based on doing inner work and embracing racial diversity and social justice.
I am currently finishing my third book, Education of the Heart: Becoming Your Own Therapist During Challenging Times. A book for LGBTQ people and those who love them.