I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York with 31 years of professional work experience. I have worked in multiple different settings including the mental health system, with the school system, at an Employee Assistance Program, an in-patient alcohol rehab and within the foster care system. I have experience in helping clients with many different concerns including stress and anxiety, depression, eating disorders, loss and grief, relationship issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem and assertiveness.
I use a number of different therapy models including solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems. The most important part of counseling is meeting you where you are at, treating you with respect, and developing a trusting therapeutic relationship. I realize that making changes can be uncomfortable, As a professional, a wife, and a mother of two grown children, I have faced many situations that have taken me out of my comfort zone. I believe that my experiences, as well as my training, will help you navigate outside your comfort zone as well. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
On a more personal note -- I enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking and hiking. I am an avid reader and an animal lover. I have two dogs, both rescues. One is a retired greyhound who is now living the good life!
Additional areas of focus: Body Image, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
NY LCSW 046394