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.
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 work in the evidence-based model of therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS). In 2015 I completed my Level 2 training with IFS founder, Dick Schwartz, and Frank Anderson, and have been a Program Assistant in IFS training programs across the country.
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.