Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
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.
Specialties and Focus Areas
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Focused Therapy, and Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy, Teens, Depression, Trauma, Stress Management, Life Transitions
I consider it a privilege and honor to be a part of the change process for others.
I believe in the intrinsic value of all human beings. Each one of us has within our being unique qualities and potential. As a DBT oriented clinician it’s my mission to help others acquire the cognitive and behavioral skill sets needed to build resilience, gain recovery from mood disorder and anxiety, and achieve their unique potential.
I believe the most productive therapy relationship is one of mutual trust, respect, and collaboration. My approach is down to earth and direct, yet compassionate and caring. I have a particular affection for adolescents and transition-age young adults who are trying to find self-worth, establish an authentic identity, and are on a journey to find purpose and meaning in our ever-changing tumultuous world.
I have specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Focused Therapy, and Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy
I work with children, teens, and young adults who have experienced depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviors.