Doug was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and completed his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in Washington D.C. at the Catholic University of America. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree, he worked as a research coordinator in Philadelphia at a nationally recognized behavioral research institution for addiction affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. From there, Doug began to pursue his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Fordham University in New York City. Additionally, he received a Master’s of Science in Education in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham while working toward his doctoral degree.
Doug has a background in treating a diverse set of clients with issues including but certainly not limited to racial and sexual minority stress, bereavement, addiction and symptoms stemming from depression and anxiety. He is a firm believer in integrating empirically supported interventions in order to cultivate a collaborative, nonjudgmental relationship with his clients. In doing so, he takes an existential approach to therapy while maintaining the belief that cognitive-behavioral treatment elements are needed to inspire change. Clients have described Doug as being a dedicated, genuine clinician with a sense of humor who strives to help his clients live a more authentic life through mutually agreed upon goals in therapy.