I love my work and feel so fortunate to have a job that’s always interesting. I am continually amazed at the complexity of human behaviors and emotions, and how the counseling process can help clients discover so many hidden strengths. It’s truly an honor to be able to help people reduce their anxiety, relieve their depression, or improve their relationships.
I have over thirty years of experience in the provision of counseling services. I hold a master’s degree in counseling, am licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey and Virginia, and am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).
Previous work experience includes inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment for adults, adolescents and their families, medical and vocational rehabilitation, career counseling and job placement, employee assistance programs, domestic violence programs, and behavioral case management with insurance companies. I have consulted with businesses on a range of mental health issues, and have provided training to professionals and the public on a variety of topics.
Licenses and Certifications
LPC- NJ License # 37PC00233100
LPC- VA License # 0701000927
NCC # 17372
MS, Rehabilitation Counseling – Virginia Commonwealth University
BS, Psychology – James Madison University
American Counselors Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
New Jersey Counselors Association
New Jersey Mental Health Counselors Association
Level I Certifed EMDR practioner
Yearly training (minimum 20 hours) on a variety of mental health topics and treatments
Ongoing monthly peer consultations to enhance my skills