Shortly after receiving my MSW from New York University, I married and moved to Summit County, Colorado. I also gained two adolescent step-sons.
While in Colorado, I worked in both Summit County and Boulder as a psychotherapist in private practice. I also worked with the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as a therapist and a group leader, and as a facilitator for Strengthen Families Program. In 2011, I was fortunate enough to co-develop, and participate as a member of the therapy team for Legacy Camp (now Camp Forget-Me-Not), a therapeutic adventure for children coping with the death of a family member.
I have studied and continue to study the evidence-based model of therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), completing Level 2 with Dick Schwartz and Frank Anderson.
Additional modalities of training and accreditation include:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DARe to Connect/Attachment, Trauma & Intimacy with Diane Poole Heller
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
Active member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Oregon State LCSW: # L7711 and Colorado State LCSW: #9925116
There are thrilling new frontiers being forged in psychotherapy and in brain science research. All of it has me excited to continue learning and collaborating with clients and practitioners.
Originally from New York, I received my BA from the University of Baltimore, Maryland. My early working life included such positions as: Program Director and Recruiter for a summer youth expedition company in Pennsylvania; Project Manager for a research and design company in Maryland; and Media Sales Specialist for an advertising firm in New York City. What all of these jobs had in common - and what I was particularly drawn to - was the high level of communication and collaboration. I realized that I had a passion for this kind of work and a degree in counseling would allow me to extend and explore that passion.