What is unique about me and my approach to helping you?

I have the depth and breadth of experience to hear your story and to tailor how we work together to fit you. I am trained as a licensed clinical social worker, a certified mediator, and a coach, and have over twenty years of professional experience providing counseling services.

My training and life experience has given me a deep compassion and insight which are hallmarks of my clinical work. I utilize a holistic, strength-based and eclectic approach with allows the greatest flexibility to meet your individual needs.

My credentials include holding degrees of Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Mediator and A Divorce Recovery Coach.  As I reflect on the training and experience I have had, it is all in service of facilitating greater peace in the world, within individuals and between people. Thus, I have specialization in working with relationship issues (of all types) which includes both clinical training in relationship therapy models as well as having become a Certified Mediator, being able to provide both relationship mediation as well as family and group mediation. I also became certified as a Divorce Recovery/Heal Your Heart Coach, in service of providing a pathway of healing for the painful effects of relationship break-ups. I have significant expertise in working with the effects of substance abuse—within the individual, as substance abuse affects the family, and in working with adults who are experiencing challenges in the present based on having grown up in a family where there was substance abuse.  I am trained in EMDR, which is a specialized type of therapy to help people work though trauma and be able to lead lives free from the painful effects of their past experiences.

I am passionate about helping people create the life they want in their lives, and I consider it an honor and a privilege to support people in their journey. I believe that the answers you seek are within you and I provide a safe and supportive environment that helps you find them. I invite you to contact me for a free call to see if we would be a good match.

As required to provide, following is license information with verification links:

Licensure (with verification links)
Additional credential information:

Certification

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker Qualified Supervisor-Florida SW9499 (2016)
  • Certified Mediator-Benton-Franklin Dispute Resolution Center, Kennewick Washington (2002)
  • Certified Divorce Recovery Coach-Ford Institute for Integrative Coaching (2008)
Education
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA
  • Bachelor of Art in Psychology State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase NY
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