I have over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in various therapy settings. I earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree in Social Work at the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in child, adolescent and family therapy. I work as a team with families to help resolve conflicts and improve communication.
My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, family conflict, and grief - which often stems from unhealthy past relational experiences as well as unprocessed traumatic events or experiences.
I believe that it is important to become aware of and understand how our past relationships and experiences influence our present life. Many people experience traumas in their life that affect behavior. Past traumas or experiences that have not been discussed or addressed can cause children or adults to engage in negative behaviors at home and in the community. They may also experience feelings of anxiety and depression, as well as physical ailments such as headaches, stomach aches, and fatigue.
Trauma is a generalized term given to an experience that negatively impacts a person physically, mentally, and emotionally. These experiences can include job loss, transition to a new school, divorce, natural disasters, and death.
I am trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as Trauma Art Narrative Therapy to work with children and adolescents who have experienced physical, emotional, and psychological trauma. I value incorporating parents in the sessions to ensure that children and adolescents have a positive resource and support outside the therapeutic setting.
License: LCSW - licensed to practice in PA, DE and MD