Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MPH
I work with men and women over the age of 18, across a broad range of concerns and experiences. My practice is informed by my training in Relational Psychotherapy, and Attachment Theory, that is, the idea that our beliefs about ourselves and the ways that we relate to or experience the others and the world, and come to expect how our needs can or will be met, has a basis in our early attachments with others.
I have more recently been a student of Somatic Experiencing, an approach to working with trauma based in the idea that we store traumatic experiences in our bodies, and can be stuck in the thwarted responses of fight, flight or freeze.
My background is in maternal and child health, having worked at the beginning of my careeer in and around women's health, perinatal health and early intervention. I later forged a career in gerontology, working with seniors and family caregivers coping with life transitions, and navigating dementia diagnosis and care. I bring those experiences in to my practice, as I work with adults across a breadth of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life changes or decisions, parenting and caregiving concerns.
Master of Social Work; University of California-Berkeley
Master of Public Health, Specialization: Maternal & Child Health; University of California-Berkeley
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of New York with R Privilege
Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, William Alanson White Institute, NY
Post-Graduate Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Training, The Postpartum Stress Center, Rosemont, PA
3rd year Candidate: Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Training (SEP)