Thank you for checking out my new website and inquiring into the psychotherapy services I provide. I bring 31 years of clinical experience to the work and provide care within a model infused with mutuality, dignity, respect and professionalism.
I am a social work psychotherapist in private practice in Buffalo, NY. Working with adults and adolescents (13 years old and up), I provide individual, couple and family psychotherapy within a holistic and integrated model of care. I have recently expanded my practice to also include personal and professional coaching/consultation around a variety of issues. The flexibility of this allows for evening and weekend appointments via phone, Skype or FaceTime.Credentials
Licensed as an clinical social worker (LCSW-R) in New York, I am also recognized as a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABE). I completed my masters in social work (MSW), graduating from the State University of NY at Buffalo, a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited university program.
Present day, I continue advanced clinical training in Relational-Cultural Theory through the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at Wellesley College, MA. I hold a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University, through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and am a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Additional areas of professional development and training include lifestyle medicine, wellness and the integration of mindfulness meditation and psychotherapy.
I am also trained as a yoga and meditation instructor and certified as an HIV counselor.Recognized Trainer
I serve as an expert consultant and trainer for mental health professionals, state health institutions and community service agencies (Brown University, RI School of Design (RISD), Roger Williams University, RI Department of Health, Butler Hospital, RI Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, including The Big Picture Company, a national education reform movement) around a variety of mental health and wellness topics.
I have provided consultation services to ABCNews Good Morning America, ABCNews 20/20, New York Times, HuffPost Live, Fox News, PEOPLE magazine, LOGO / Viacom, CBS Larry Elder Show, Sony Pictures, NewHouse News Service - which feeds stories to 40 national newspapers, several national magazines, and the San Francisco Examiner. I have also served as Adjunct Faculty in the Continuing Education Program at Roger Williams University.Community Involvement
I recently relocated to WNY, from Providence, RI, where for the past 10 years, I taught a vinyasa yoga class. While in Rhode Island I received state wide recognition and was awarded for my work in community development through such activities as advocacy, outreach, education and program development.