I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in individual therapy and group therapy with a focus on the treatment of issues related to anxiety, depression, relationships, substance use, and trauma experiences.
I have been practicing in the field of psychotherapy for the past eleven years, since receiving a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. I prefer to take an eclectic approach in delivering a personalized treatment plan, designed to work towards goals set by each individual client. My areas of expertise are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Clinical Meditation, and Reiki. I am trained in evidenced based therapies, which enable me to integrate different therapeutic modalities, techniques as well as complimentary approaches. Each session is tailored to meet client needs at that time. I practice with compassion, non-judgement and understanding, as an agreed partnership with each client to assist in guiding the individual to use their strengths in reaching their specific goals for growth. The hope is to reduce painful symptoms, and to work toward developing a satisfying lifestyle.
BA Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
MSW in Social Work, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
(2015-Present) Private Practice, Sarasota/Manatee County, FL
(2009-2014) Northport VA Medical Center, Northport, NY
(2006-2009) Drug and Alcohol Counselor Group and Individual Therapist, Brentwood, NY
Licenses and Certifications:
Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker
New York Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Florida State Certified Addiction Professional
(2013) Certified Motivational Interviewing Provider
Adelphi University Post - Graduate Trauma Studies Certificate
(2012) EMDR Training & Consultation
* Accepting Medicare