I am a psychologist, songwriter, and filmmaker born in Chevy Chase, Maryland and now living in Lawrence, Kansas. I’m married to psychologist and author Harriet Lerner (The Dance of AngerMarriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and Coupled Up). We have two grown sons, Matt and Ben.

I started writing songs in high school, and got serious in graduate school, when I considered changing directions to pursue music full time. I had just written the soundtrack for a feature film named Cowards. Though this anti-war movie turned out to be a cinematic disappointment, it was exciting to hear myself singing the theme song when the film opened at the Little Carnegie Theatre in New York City, and then to read Vincent Canby’s review in the New York Times.

Cowards (Theme Song)

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When I worked as a staff psychologist at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, I brought my music, film, and psychology career together. There I founded Menninger Video Productions., and produced many educational films for the mental health professions, and composed and performed the music for these programs.

My recent projects in film include Florence, Kansas, the story of a small rural town in the Flint Hills of Kansas, its rich history, and the challenges it faces now;

La Pizza y El Amor, a humorous exploration of the relationship between food and love, shot in three cities in Mexico.

Tras Bambalinas  (Behind the Scenes) in which a diverse group of Mexican women, men, and children share their poignant fantasies about the movie they would make if they had the opportunity to make one.

Thanks for visiting my site. Listen to a few songs, watch a film or two, and feel free to download anything you like. I’d appreciate any comments you might have.

Best regards,

Steve