Gene is a pastoral psychotherapist and a fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, an International Association of theologically and clinically trained therapists. He is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He also is an affiliate member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He was a former member of the teaching and supervising faculty of the Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute, a psychoanalytically oriented residency training program.

Gene has been in private practice in Manhattan and Bronx since 1983. He has been married for over 40 years to Martine.

Gene credits his wife for supporting his Imago interest after they attended a 5 hour "teaser" by Harville. He credits Imago for, not just saving his relationship, but for helping him to get out-of-the-way so the relationship could grow and become fulfilling.

A comment frequently made about him is "that his gentle presence and serene competence bring strength and comfort to his clients and colleagues.