As a Licensed Psychotherapist, Author, and Educator,
I bring 28 years of clinical expertise and 20 years of
teaching experience in my practice.
I firmly believe that successful therapy requires an eclectic, progressive psychotherapeutic approach coupled with a deep understanding of the healthcare system.
When working with clients, I prioritize solution-oriented, effective symptom-relief methods. Recognizing the complexity of individuals, I address psychological and emotional concerns within the broader context of family dynamics, self-perception, work-related stress, and physical health. Collaboration with healthcare professionals—including doctors, school social workers, physical/occupational therapists, gerontologists, and other mental health specialists—is integral to my 'think tank' approach to treatment.
I am deeply committed to ongoing learning and professional growth. With extensive experience spanning various settings including Inpatient Psychotherapy, Intensive Outpatient Psychotherapy (IOP), Crisis Intervention, Medical Case Management, and Private Practice, I have been serving individuals, couples, and families as a clinical professional since 1995.
My approach integrates traditional Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral theories with innovative modalities such as Mindfulness,Self-Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) concepts, Qi Gong, Meditation, Breathwork, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), enabling me to effectively address a wide range of client concerns.
Over the course of more than two decades, I have had the honor of leading Wellness, Clinical (CEU), and Peak Performance Seminars for diverse audiences, including medical professionals, community organizations, and corporate groups. Additionally, I have been fortunate to contribute to healthcare business development and consulting efforts, where I have had the opportunity to support hospice and home health providers in their pursuit of growth and excellence, including assisting them in achieving coveted 5-star Medicare rankings.
In 2003, I embarked on a journey to explore the intersection of psychology and creativity, sharing insights on harnessing psychological techniques to foster creativity among writers, composers, artists, and individuals seeking to tap into their creative potential. This passion led me to delve into screenwriting and children's book writing. I became a creative director for a children's publishing company specializing in the Synergistic E-Reading System (SERS), which merges musical theater, Grammy Award-winning performers, and interactive literature for early readers.
Recently, my partners and I launched Growing With Stories LLC, a publishing company dedicated to children's literature that promotes empathic reading. We are firm believers in the unifying power of stories to connect children worldwide.
My journey in psychology and clinical social work began at a young age, and my passion for this field continues to deepen with each passing day. I am profoundly grateful to my teachers, mentors, clients, and colleagues for their invaluable contributions to my growth and development.