Psychology was my first love, in the fall of 1987. That college semester, I set my intention to complete graduate school and build a private practice one day – once I felt fully prepared to help people.
Being a Libra, I needed to ensure all bases were covered prior to going out on my own. After all, the health and wellbeing of others is my first priority and that’s a huge responsibility. How could I provide the level of care I intended without first experiencing all the ways to help a person in need?
In 2009, something clicked and I knew the time was right. I took the leap and started my private practice. It’s grown exponentially since then. My dream is fulfilled. Everyday, I help people who I genuinely admire.
I am so grateful to participate in the very personal and life changing journey’s with my clients, that I can’t imagine doing anything else.
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.
My career began with helping children who were abused, neglected, or abandoned. The goal was to provide nurturing, safety, and structure to enable the children to excel in their lives.
For a few years, I continued my passion working with families at risk due to poverty and family histories of abuse, neglect, and trauma. The mission was to give families the necessary tools and resources to stay safe, intact, and to thrive.
Working in hospitals provided me the opportunity to help with people of all ages with acute psychiatric disorders, and dual 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. 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.