I earned my Doctorate in Higher Education (EdD) from Regis College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Syracuse University. For over 25 years, I have worked with adolescents, families, adults and older adults in a variety of inpatient, community, outpatient and educational settings. I work from a strength based comprehensive approach, recognizing where clients are and forging a path with them to a desired outcome.
Areas of Special Interest
ADHD, Aging, Anxiety, Behavioral concerns in children (externalizing behaviors), Body image issues, Caregivers, Clients who are adopted and their families, Client empowerment, Codependency, DCF Involvement, Depression, Domestic violence victims and witnesses, Family conflicts (past or current), Foster care, Grief and loss, Identity issues, Infidelity, LGBTQ+ (all ages), Life transitions, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct disorders, Parent coaching / parental concerns, Postpartum depression / postpartum challenges, Relationship issues, Self-esteem, Self-harming behaviors, Somatic Symptom Disorders, Stress-related disorders, Suicidal ideation, Trauma and stress-related disorders, Terminal illness (for client or for loved ones of individuals with terminal illness), Trauma and stress-related disorders, Women’s issues, Workplace challenges/harassment.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment-based therapies, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Person Focused Strengths-based, Positive psychology, Motivational interviewing, Psychotherapy, Trauma-focused