I often tell people that the most important factor in therapy is the therapeutic relationship. We all need to have people in our lives who actually listen, are non-judgmental, understand who we are, and have our best interests at heart. I have been told many times that I am extremely easy to talk to, and I think this is because I absolutely love my work and feel it is a real honor to be a part of people’s journeys. I find tremendous satisfaction in helping people gain insight and build on their strengths and abilities, as well as change coping patterns that are not working so well anymore. I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy, using elements from multiple evidence-based modalities based on what I think will best help the client, couple, or family to reach their goals.
I have a master’s degree in social work with 30 years of clinical experience. Much of my past work has taken place in medical primary care offices. I feel strongly that physical, mental and spiritual health is all connected. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele, especially older teens and adults, with various issues though specialize in chronic health conditions, geriatrics, care giving stress, interpersonal problems, anxiety and panic disorders, depression, and addiction.
- Anxiety and Panic Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Interpersonal/Relationship Problems
- Grief and Loss
- Chronic Illness
- Life Transitions
- Addiction (Substances, Food, etc.)
Education and Licenses
- Master of Science in Social Work from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1990.
- Licensed Master of Social Work interpersonal and micro practice (L.M.S.W)
- Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW)