We all face times in our lives when the challenges we face may generate a sense of being overwhelmed and feeling uncertain. Such feelings can often be the opportunity for change. Therapy can be a powerful tool in obtaining healthy change, growth and empowerment during the difficult times in our lives. Working cooperatively with a trained therapist often provides individuals the time and space needed to examine these challenges and address how thoughts, feelings and behavior influence the ability to live intentionally.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) in private practice. I earned my Master's Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996 and have worked with individuals in a number of settings including outpatent mental health programs, inpatient mental health programs, crisis services and medical hospitals. In addition to obtaining a LCSW and LCAS I hold a Masters in Health Administration.
I am prepared to work with individuals who struggle with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, addictions, chronic illness and life transition issues. I have a particular interest in working with individuals that are dually diagnosed with psychiatric and substance use disorders as well as individuals who live with chronic illness. I have significant experience in program development and am familiar with the public and private systems of care. This allows me to offer care management and knowledge of resources in addition to traditional therapy.