As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30+ years of experience, I have specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy, and Family Focused Therapy.
I work with children, teens and young adults struggling with depression and anxiety. As a clinician, I worked for 20 years in the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Clinic at Western Psychiatric Hospital. As such, I have expert knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder in children, adolescents, and young adults.
As a licensed professional counselor and EMDR therapist, I’ve trained specifically to help individuals struggling with PTSD, complex PTSD, and the lasting effects of trauma. I primarily work with adults and young adults (ages 17+) who have PTSD, depression and anxiety. I pull from a diverse set of therapy models to meet each individual's unique needs, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Struggle is something that I believe every single living thing experiences. It is a concept that can bring us into some of our hardest moments in life, but it also presents the opportunity to connect, grow, and learn. I believe that confronting our struggles and working through them is one of the most valuable journeys that life brings.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience working with individuals, couples, and families, especially those who have a history of traumatic experiences. I ground my work in a strengths-based framework as I believe that my role is to assist my clients in identifying, refining, and highlighting the strengths they already have within themselves.