About Me

 

I have worked in mental health for 32 years, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and with both children and adults. My love of psychology began in college and continues to this day. I have always seen it as a powerful tool for promoting self-understanding and healing. In my role as a therapist I work with people at a vulnerable time, and I am humbled by the trust that is placed in me.

I began my private practice when I earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology. This stage of my career has enabled me to work with the broadest range of people and issues. Over my 18 years in private practice I have developed expertise with children, adolescents and their parents. I have also worked to develop my expertise in couples counseling.

My work as director of a domestic violence, batterer intervention program, had a significant impact on my early career development. I worked to promote change for individual clients as well as promoting social and institutional change regarding attitudes about domestic violence.  I developed educational presentations for judges, court personnel, law enforcement, and other therapists.

As I have advanced in my profession, I have also taken on leadership roles to promote the science and practice of psychology:

  • Past President of Morris County Psychological Association
  • Member-at-Large for the New Jersey Psychological Association, Executive Board
 Education

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Soial Research in New York City, 1997

M.A. in Psychology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York City, 1988

B.S. in Psychology from St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York 1981