I earned my MSW at Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City in 2002. While working in community mental health in Brooklyn, New York, I developed a particular interest in working with trauma. For me, this meant starting to understand how people developed normal reactions to abnormal circumstances, rather than focusing on pathology.
Post- Masters training includes:
-Advanced Certificate from the Trauma Studies Center at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, 2007
-Certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, 2007, EMDR International Association
-Completed beginning year of Somatic Experiencing, 2009
-EMDRIA Approved Consultant, 2010.
I enjoy going to trainings, conferences and workshops, and eagerly seek to expand my clinical knowledge. I worked at the 9/11 Mental Health Program at Safe Horizon, and later as the Clinical Director at Friends of Firefighters. I also maintained a part time private practice in Brooklyn, NY.
After eleven years in the concrete jungle fighting traffic to get to the outdoors, I relocated to Laramie, Wyoming in 2011 where I have enjoyed being in a small community and take advantage of the hiking, biking, skiing and sky-gazing.