I earned an MSW from Syracuse University in 1990 and hold New York State’s LCSW-R certification. I’ve been a psychotherapist for 16 years and am in my ninth year of private practice.
I like working with all kinds of people and have a special affinity for those facing questions about or the loss of religious beliefs or who grapple with existential questions. Now in my late 50’s, I’m well-acquainted with the joys and challenges of being a woman including relationships, parenting, infertility, mid-life and menopause. I am a highly sensitive person and skilled in working with other HSPs. And as an experienced therapist who has immeasurability benefitted from being in therapy myself, I enjoy working with other therapists and human service professionals.
I read avidly about a wide variety of subjects and benefit from regular professional training. I meet regularly with a master family systems therapist for supervision and also participate in two therapist groups for continued learning and consultation.
Living almost 10 years internationally (Germany, Switzerland & Nigeria) deepened my understanding of the impact of culture and diversity. Those years and experiences taught me valuable lessons about doing life transitions, facing situational trauma, and handling difficulty as well as possible.
Cooking, eating well, exercise (preferably outside) and a balance between solitude and spending time with people I love are some of my favorite activities. I’m married and have two young adult children.
I’m deeply honored to accompany adult clients in the “art” of being as fully human and as self-responsible as possible with their hopes, challenges, vulnerability, dreams, and resiliency. I learn and grow alongside my clients.
I’m a member of the National Association of Social Work (NASW).