Meet the Team
We are four psychologists who met working together in a community mental health setting and connected over our shared passion for psychotherapy, social justice, and the ocean. Through many years of deep conversations about our work and time spent in the ocean, the dream of Surf Circle was born.
Nathan Greene, PsyD
Nathan has been surfing since he was a sandy-haired Southern California seven-year-old. He is a strong believer in the power of the ocean, which has served as a sacred therapeutic space and has taught him patience, acceptance, and perseverance. On land, Nathan has extensive experience supporting children, adolescents, and adults through psychotherapy and education. If you’d like to learn more about his background as a psychologist, visit his website.
Adam Moss, PsyD
Adam has worked with children and families for many years as an educator, mentor, and psychotherapist. Adam has been surfing since high school and has long seen the ocean as a refuge, haven, and space for reflection. He personally testifies to the healing power of the ocean and is deeply excited at the opportunity to integrate his clinical work and his passion for surfing. He is both honored and stoked to be a part of the Surf Circle team. Read more about Adam’s practice and experience at his website.
Roberto Lascano, PhD
Roberto has worked for over 25 years with children, adolescents, and adults in community mental health clinics, inpatient and outpatient hospitals settings, and nonprofit organizations. He is an analyst and faculty with the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in San Francisco and is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Berkeley. Roberto experiences the ocean as a patient, meditative space, which feeds and heals and silently teaches about the forces beyond our understanding. To learn more about Roberto’s work, visit his professional page.
Christopher Arrillaga, PsyD
Christopher has worked with children and families for over 20 years as a psychotherapist and counselor. Christopher was introduced to surfing in Santa Cruz during his college years. He quickly fell in love with the tranquility of the ocean and its’ invigorating power and beauty. The ocean has offered Christopher a safe haven for reflection and a means towards rejuvenation in the midst of life’s stressors. He is very excited to bring his clinical wisdom to help youth discover the empowering and healing aspects of surfing. Read more about Christopher’s private practice here.