Being that I always wanted to be a social worker that goal manifested into a long time career path in social work, private practice and medical psychiatric complex case studies. My experience involves 30 plus years working with children and families in child welfare and juvenile justice programs, domestic violence and sexual assault trauma related events, clinical assessment in a psychiatric setting, and private out-patient therapy. I have been fortunate in my life to work in so many varied and diverse mental health and social - environmental settings that my experience affords me the ability to work with unique populations experiencing trauma related events, as well as complex mental health issues, whether related to life events, genetic factors or more importantly a combination of both. I graduated with a Masters Degree in social work from Barry University (Miami) and have been a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Florida since 1999. My treatment approach has always been realistic therapy using CBT/DBT, Solution -Focused and Strengths-Based therapies. I believe everyone is capable of some positive change to their lives, but also know change is difficult. I believe in educating, encouraging and sometimes enlisting support from others. I value the human experience and support the idea that with each negative event there is always opportunity for a positive result.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Bipolar disorder
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Hoarding , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW5686 (Expires: 2021-03-31)