I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for 25+ years.
I started my career in the city of Chicago as a crisis intervention specialist working in the emergency room where I acquired experience in acute trauma and psychiatric assessments. I've worked with varying populations such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety to victims of violence and childhood trauma. My experience led me to University of California at San Diego in their mental health clinic working both as a clinician and a supervisor to social work interns.
I am a Certified EMDR therapist and use it frequently with clients who have had traumatic histories, recent traumatic experiences, anxiety and depression.
I work with several modalities including CBT, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused and EMDR.
My goal as a therapist is to help clients gain insight and solutions to the issues that bring them to therapy and find new, more effective ways to live their lives.