With my work history, training, professional skills and knowledge of the stressors that adults and couples face, I bring my caring, expertise and understanding to you.
I received my Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University. I have earned the Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and am a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
I have been a family and children’s therapist in Connecticut, West Virginia, and Ohio. I am now settled in Pennsylvania. I have been an Executive Director of a family and children’s outpatient mental health facility, Clinical Supervisor to therapists and graduate students, Adjunct Faculty at the undergraduate and graduate level, Director of a college counseling center, and currently have a private practice.
Concentrations and Treatments
I love working with adults and couples. I enjoy using short-term, solution-focused therapy (direct, goal centered); cognitive behavioral therapy, communications therapy, psychodynamic therapy(exploring family of origin issues), integrative therapy, humanistic therapy, and systems theory as well as many other theoretical approaches. I’m trained in the Gottman method for marriage counseling. Each of us is part of the group in which we live and interact. We respond to the variables and stresses around us. Our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors are connected. People often don’t have the words or language skills to verbalize their feelings or to identify the problem. I help them through therapy.
I have also worked extensively with women and women’s issues, such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, separation and divorce, financial problems, vocational struggles, parenting concerns, blended family issues, marital conflicts, extra-marital affairs and self-esteem problems.