Shaq is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) who obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Simpson University and his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from National University. Shaq’s experience comes largely from working as a mentor and guidance counselor at children’s summer camps, as a Residential Counselor and House Supervisor for Victor Treatment Center, a Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist for Remi Vista, and a Behavior Risk Specialist with the Parent Infant Program. Shaq works with children, adolescents, and adults, and but his passion is working with at risk teens, anxiety disorders, and couples issues. Shaq is trained in EMDR and also specializes in trauma. Personally, he grew up in Oakland, is one of eleven children, and has two beautiful daughters of his own. In his free time he loves playing sports and does basketball training. Shaq has mastered the art of relationship building and loves providing the tools and supporting his clients as they achieve their own success stories. Shaq’s charismatic energy, unique professional experience, and ability to connect with his clients makes him a valuable member to our Creekside family.