I’m a licensed mental health counselor in private practice in Palm Beach County, Florida. I hold advanced credentials as a certified EMDR trauma therapist, Certified Addictions Professional, nationally certified level two gambling counselor, and am a level two trained Gottman Marriage Therapist with special training in Seven Principles For Strengthening Your Marriage.
I received my master’s degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, and my undergraduate degree from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. I grew up on the “Jersey Shore” in Sea Girt, New Jersey, and moved to South Florida upon graduation in 1987.
Throughout my life, I’ve felt a natural affinity to help others. Even as a teenager, I was curious and highly interested in the way of brain pathology and the why behind behaviors of myself and others. I chose this profession to enact positive change in people’s lives through compassion, understanding and showing other’s the way by taking small actionable steps.
My work as a psychotherapist has been significantly enhanced through my own life’s challenging experiences and triumphs. I believe in therapy and have personally experienced effective and non-effective therapists along my journey.
I’m a member of the Florida Mental Health Counselor’s Association, the Mental Health Counselor’s Association of Palm Beach County, and a member of the South Florida Christian Counselor’s Association. I continue to strive to improve and educate myself to further serve my clients. I have been told many times, that I’m warm, compassionate, responsive, and active in the therapeutic process. I am committed to my clients.
In addition to my professional life, for the past 16 years, I have been an active member of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches, a nonprofit organization focused on children’s wellness and welfare. I have served on their Board of Directors for three terms. I have been active in many other philanthropic and business organizations throughout the past 30 years.