"I believe that living a full and healthy life starts with achieving

greater emotional awareness."

I started my career in my early 20s working with youth in residential

treatment. What stands out the most when I think back to those years

is how good it felt for me to work with youth to develop greater

emotional awareness and observe them using more helpful ways of coping

with their feelings. I loved it!

However, I felt that working strictly with youth (as opposed to the

family unit) had its limitations. Yes, the children benefitted from

my work. But did they use these skills once they returned home? How

did the parents/caregivers support use of these skills at home? I

want my work with people to have a broader impact, so I've recently

decided to focus on working with adults. They set the emotional tone

of the family. If adults, parents or caregivers are committed to

learning and using tools to achieve greater emotional awareness, than

that's going to transfer to their children, family, friends and

beyond. That's so exciting for me!


I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-R), and my academic and

training information is as follows:

Syracuse University, MSW, 1998

Post-Graduate Training:


Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Beck Institute, 2020 *

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety, Beck Institute, 2017 *

Cognitive Behavior Therapy of Depression, Beck Institute, 2016 *

Essentials of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Beck Institute, 2016 *

Gottman Level I: Bridging the Couple Chasm, The Gottman Institute,

2015 *

Discernment Counseling, Doherty Relationship Institute, 2015 *

Flexible Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cigna, 2013 *

Extending Narrative Therapy with Maggie Carey, 2008 *

Narrative therapy training with Michael White, 2007 & 2005 *

week-long intensive narrative therapy training at Evanston Family

Therapy Center, Evanston, IL, 2004


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Masters in Social Work
Syracuse University

Accepted Insurance

United Healthcare
Oscar Health

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