I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 16 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children and families using a variety of modalities . I work with clients from a strength-based , positive and affirming perspective and often include aspects of CBT, DBT, and Art Therapy Techniques. I also have a wonderful and very affectionate mixed breed dog named Ruby who is happy to provide animal assisted therapy when requested.
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND
Village Therapy Group, Briarcliff, NY - Provide outpatient therapy for adults, families , adolescents and couples
Andrus Mental Health, Peekskill, NY- Provided outpatient therapy for adults,families, adolescents and children .
Westchester Family Services, Tarrytown, NY- Worked as a primary therapist in outpatient clinic with patients experiencing depression, mood disorders, anxiety, relational issues, and parenting issues.
Four Winds Hospital, Cross River, NY- Functioned as primary therapist on inpatient adolescent psychiatric unit; provided individual, family and group therapy, case management and discharge planning.
JCCA (Edenwald Center) , Pleasantville , NY- Provided therapeutic services to developmentally disabled adolescents with psychiatric diagnoses in residential treatment facility. Held groups, conducted and organized family treatment conferences, conducted family therapy as indicated.
- Working with Special Needs Families
- Working with LGBTQ and Transgender Individuals/Families
- Working within the Foster Care System
- Adoption Issues
- Eating Disorders
- Training in Trauma Focused CBT
- DBT training/ Mindfulness
- Play Therapy
- Training in Horticultural Therapy
Fordham University : MSW June 2006
Columbia University, Teacher's College M.S. Organizational Psychology June 1992
Brooklyn Law School, JD June 1987