I am a licensed clinical social worker serving the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area and have been in private practice since 1998. My
therapeutic approach is based in psychodynamic, family systems,
cognitive, and humanistic/experiential theories working with the whole
person; mind, body, and spirit. I utilize strategies according to what I
think works best for the client.
Sessions are held in a caring, compassionate, confidential, and
non-judgmental atmosphere where clients receive individualized
I received my Masters degree in Social Work from New York University in 1992 and my Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Long Island University/C.W. Post College in 1987. I received my social work certification in New York in 1992 and received my clinical social work licensure for Arizona and New York in 2004. I have worked in social service agencies providing counseling and case management services and have had Post Masters training in several areas of counseling including Gestalt (Humanistic) method, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, infertility, adoption, parenting, special needs, gifted children's needs, and coping with medical issues. I am currently being trained in the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy method. I have also facilitated support groups on medical issues, infertility, adoption, and pregnancy loss.
I am a professional
member of the National Association of Social Workers (Arizona Chapter) and the National Infertility Organization of Resolve (Southwest
Region). I have served
on the board for the formally known Long Island, New York chapter of
Resolve and on the national board of Resolve as part of the Chapter
Advisory Group. I have had my own experience with infertility and pregnancy loss and am an adoptive parent.
I have been a
member of SEPTA (Special Education Parent Teacher Association) in New
York, FRUA (Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption), the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented
organization, and SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted). I am very knowledgable about adoptive parenting and parenting children with special needs as well as special needs resources in Arizona.