Welcome. I'm Aaron.
I fell in love for the first time when I was 11 years old, and I've felt fascinated by romantic relationships, their effect on our behavior and emotional wellbeing, and their ability to help us grow ever since. I think and theorize about them, I talk to my friends about theirs, and I find challenge and incredible joy in my own. I have been trained to counsel and coach on relationships professionally, and I've worked with hundreds of people to both help make their romantic lives, and lives in general, more successful and fulfilling and transform inner and outer conflict to connection and love. While I also work with and enjoy the general topics of human psychology, spirituality, growth and transformation, and healing, I like to understand life through the lens of interpersonal relationships.
After graduating from Occidental College with a degree in mathematics that was parlayed into a short-lived career as a professional poker player, I enrolled in The Coaches Training Institute, where I completed both their core curriculum and CPCC certification program. Shortly thereafter, I got an MA in Integral Psychology from John F. Kennedy University to enhance my theoretical knowledge and therapeutic skills. At JFK I studied many different modalities of therapy and coaching, including depth psychology and psychoanalysis, behavioral psychology, positive psychology, humanistic psychology, neuropsychology, and transpersonal. Don't worry about this too much; these are all just fancy words for different ways to ask questions, gain insight, and bring out different aspects of you and deal with unaddressed issues and pain. In 2012, I completed the San Francisco Sex Information 60 hour sex educator training. And most recently I did a 200 hour Transformational Leadership Training with an organization called COR, where I enhanced both my coaching and group facilitation skills.
I specialize in working with people who are conflict avoidant, have trouble speaking up for themselves and being honest, struggle to align their desired thoughts, actions, and feelings with what happens in real time, and feel either of both a low-grade anxiety or beliefs that they are bad, wrong, or inadequate a lot of the time, both in their relationships or other parts of their lives.
This is just the nuts and bolts. If you want to get to know me and my services better, check out the rest of my website and read my blogs or my book. I'm also featured in three episodes of Kristy Arnett's podcast WTF Am I Doing with My Life?