I completed my MSW at NYU in 1997 and went on to train in evidenced-based treatment methods. I first encountered children suffering from the effects of trauma as a psychotherapist in a school-based mental health program. In that setting, I worked with families and the school to ensure that the needs of traumatized children were successfully addressed, advocating for them both within the school and in the wider system. During this time I worked with children individually and in family therapy and also provided parent skill building.
From there I went on to specialize in trauma treatment at the Treatment Center for Trauma and Abuse, treating children, adolescents and adults. As a clinical supervisor I trained interns and clinicians and provided trauma trainings to other clinical programs. Later I brought my trauma expertise to GreenwichDBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), which was an offshoot of the eating disorders program, Wilkins Center.
Always an eager learner and teacher, I enjoy training and supervising clinicians. I have continued this work by participating in training EMDR clinicians and providing individual supervision and training to therapists in EMDR and CBT. I have facilitated workshops in Vicarious Trauma for professionals working in the field of mental health and at the Department of Social Services. Additionally, I have served on the board of the Trauma Recovery Network of Westchester, which organizes and prepares clinicians to provide pro bono treatment to Westchester County residents in the event of a man-made or natural disaster.
I am a Certified EMDR Consultant, Intensively Trained in DBT and trained in CBT. I have studied meditation and yoga for many years, trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and use mindfulness personally and professionally.