Psychology was my first love, in the fall of 1987. That’s when I set my intention to complete graduate school and build a private practice one day.
Being a Libra, I needed to experience the full spectrum of mental health settings before hanging my shingle. After all, the health and wellbeing of others is my first priority, and that’s a huge responsibility.
In 2009, something clicked and I knew the time was right. I started my private practice and my dream of helping others in an a deeply meaningful way had been fulfilled.
Everyday I walk the life-changing pathways of my clients, with people I genuinely admire. I am so grateful to co-pilot these subtle shifts and life transformations. I can’t imagine doing anything else.
In short, here’s a little bit about my career path. In 1991, I completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. In 1996, I completed my Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology. In 1998, I completed all requirements for clinical licensure.
It all began with helping children who were abused, neglected, or abandoned. The goal was to provide nurturing, safety, and structure to enable children to thrive, not just survive.
For a few years, I continued my passion working with families at-risk due to poverty, abuse, neglect, and/or trauma. The mission was to give families the necessary tools and resources to stay safe, intact, and to excel.
Working in hospitals provided me the opportunity to help with people of all ages with acute psychiatric disorders, and dual diagnosis (both addictions and a mental health diagnosis).
When I moved to New York City in 2003, I continued non-profit work with at-risk families in Brooklyn. Later, as a Clinical Care Manager in managed care, I authorized and reviewed hospital treatments plans nationwide.
All the while, I continued my education gaining new certificates, trainings, and insights. I became an EMDRIA certified EMDR Therapist in 2018, a Board Certified Coach in 2/12, and a certified MBTI practitioner in 2014.
As an information junkie, I’ve trained with some of the greats including Irvin Yalom, Bessel van der Kolk, Sue Johnson, Janina Fisher, Salvador Minuchin, The Gottman’s, Richard Schwartz, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Albert Ellis, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dan Siegel, Tony Robbins, Esther Perel, Jack Kornfield, Laurel Parnell, and more.
My quest for new ways to help and heal is ever evolving.