lover of words
Healthy emotional risks
A flexible definition of punctuality
And really good shoes
“It's not about winning or losing, getting it right or getting it wrong. It's about showing up; Flawed, imperfect, whole — with no guarantee of the outcome.”
I hold a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania.
I am extremely dedicated to this work and to my ongoing professional development. Accordingly, I am pursuing post-graduate certification in trauma treatment and meet regularly with experienced professionals in the field for clinical supervision as a final step towards professional counselor licensure. Additionally, I earn continuing education credits annually to keep abreast of current research, techniques and emerging philosophies.
I completed my graduate clinical experience in private practice and community behavioral health settings, as well as academia.
As a graduate intern therapist at the Consortium in Philadelphia, I worked with clients in individual and group settings to process and move through the effects of trauma related to physical, emotional and sexual abuse, as well as the impact of persistent poverty and addiction. My work in academia included practicum experience at University of the Sciences where I counseled undergraduate students transitioning into their professional life. At the Starting Point in southern New Jersey, my casework included clients suffering from addiction, personality disorders, PTSD, ADHD, ASD, and adjustment disorders. Within a private practice setting, I moved from my position as intern to associate clinician where I facilitated an anxiety group and developed a caseload of individual and couples clients. My work focused on healing relationships in turmoil, processing sexual identity, parenting struggles, loss and grief, disordered eating (Anorexia, Orthorexia and Bulimia), anxiety, depression and childhood sexual abuse.
My professional career began in the field of marketing and branding, spending nearly two decades as an entrepreneur and in consulting services for global brands such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM.
Having a corporate background affords me an opportunity to connect with my clients on this professional level. I understand well the pressures and demands placed on us by our work — and can certainly speak in acronyms if you’re so inclined.
As a therapist, I develop and lead discussions with professionals that challenge traditional thinking and connect people to their whole self and courageous spirit.