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Life Coach
Prior to becoming licensed as a therapist as well after, I have done life coaching worldwide with clients.
LCSW Therapist
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California for decades. I had my own consulting company Therapeutic Interventions, in Modesto, CA until leaving the US in 2001.
As an author I have written two complete travel guides, wrote chapters for five others and numerous articles for various publications.
I have taught at St. Michael's elementary school in Philadelphia, Modesto Junior College in Modesto, CA and here in Budapest.   Twice, I have been a US State Department lecturer. Department of State, U.S. Embassy, Regional English Language Office. Guest lecturer for Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv. Plovdiv, Bulgaria. May 5 to 9, 2005.   Department of State, U.S. Embassy, Regional English Language Office Budapest,        Hungary. English Language Fellows Mid-Year Conference. Presenter: Creating Customized Curriculum with a Thematic Approach, Budapest, Hungary.  


My current interests revolve around travel. I have been to over 55 countries and adding more continually. Writing is still one of my passions, so even when not writing professionally, I blog.

Education and providing coaching gives me great pleasure.


I am a writer, educator, therapist and life coach and have exceptional experience within each career path. Each segment of my career directly or indirectly impacts the other parts of who I am. My goal is to continue to tap these talents and years of knowledge for freelance work through a virtual environment or for those where travel is needed on a short term basis.


Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2009

My First Book

Work experience

Sep 2002Present


Eötvös Loránd University

Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Created the Journalism and Writing specialization for B.A. students September 2008.

Classes taught:

BA Level: English Language Practice I –IV within a various cultural areas (History of Education in the US, Pop Culture of the 50s and 60s, Sociology as Portrayed in Rag Time and World’s Fair), Journalism, Creative writing, Academic Writing, Ethnicity in the U.S., Critical Thinking, Survey of American Culture, Corp-orocracy, Mystery Novel I and II, Gender in Film, Role of the Journalist in American Films,

MA Level: Social Problems in the US, Religions Born in America

MA Teacher Certification: Teacher Training, Advanced Grammar

Doctoral level: Qualitative Research  

Jun 2011Present

Therapist and Life Coach

Renovation of a Life

Clinical Social Work practice in Budapest seeing clients for mental health needs. Global level - work as a Life Coaching.

May 2008Nov 2012


Frommer's Travel Guides

Professional travel guide book writer. See my professional writing site Ryan James for the full list of my books, articles, and other writing.


Jun 1983May 1986

Masters in Social Work

Temple University

Trained as a medical social worker.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker

State of California

Quality Clinical Social Work

CA Association of Social Workers

Diplomat in Clinical Social Work

National Association of Social Workers