I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been working with male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, incest and adult rape, as well as other forms of emotional, physical and verbal abuse for 17 years. I started the Men’s Sexual Trauma Program at the San Francisco Rape Treatment Center in 1999, which was the first male survivor focused program in the U.S. based out of a county rape treatment center. Since 1999, I have taught extensively regarding the issues of male survivors of sexual abuse and violence in graduate classes at UC-Berkeley, San Francisco State University, and to agencies, hospitals, clinics and sexual assault service agencies throughout the bay area. In my work, I am nonjudgmental, compassionate, and interactive. I have found that therapeutic work is most helpful when we work together to help you understand what is happening inside and how the world is impacting your feelings and perspectives. As a licensed clinical social worker, I value how the impact of culture and aspects of one’s individual identity are critical components for us to explore in relation to their impact on the things you are struggling with.