Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice with 27 years of experience in both clinical and administrative services in child welfare and mental health.
I specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) provided individually for older teens and adults. During the pandemic I offer tele-therapy via Zoom. Length of treatment averages 6 to 9 months. ACT is a trans-diagnostic model of treatment, meaning the focus is on improving psychological flexibility and expanding behavioral repertoires through process based change.
I provide psycho-therapy to help those in pain unhook from suffering and achieve their goals with warmth, compassion and humor as they search for a meaningful life.
LICENSES, DEGREES, CERTIFICATIONS, UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS
LCSW, New York, License # 082872-1
MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, Il,
BA, University of Illinois, School of Social Work at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Il
Doctoral coursework and qualifying doctoral exams, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, Chicago, Il
CONTINUING EDUCATION includes countless seminars in Mindfulness, Meditation, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotion Regulation Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention and my favorite, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which is cross diagnostic. I work with older adolescents and adults of all ages who present with issues related to anxiety, OCD, depression, grief, PTSD/acute stress disorders, marital/relationship conflict, pre and post partum anxiety, mood disorders, adoption, fertility, parenting.