I earned an MSW from Syracuse University in 1990 and hold New York State’s LCSW-R certification. I’ve been a psychotherapist for 14 years and am in my sixth year of private practice.
Living almost ten 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.
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 troubling existential questions. Now in my 50’s, I’m well-acquainted with the joys and challenges for women including relationships, parenting, infertility, mid-life and menopause. And as an experienced therapist who has immeasurability benefitted from being in therapy myself, I thoroughly enjoy working with other therapists or human service professionals.
I read avidly about a wide variety of subjects and continue to 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.
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 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).