Born and raised in the Midwest, I found my heart and home as an adult in New York City and I found my passion in working with people. I feel very privileged to join people on their journey through life challenges: facing difficulty and chaos, changing old patterns, accepting and honoring themselves, and developing more satisfying relationships.
MSW, Hunter College School of Social Work, 1975
BA, University of Minnesota, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1973
2016 Discernment Counseling
2015 PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy)- completed Level II
2009 Somatic Experiencing Practioner
2007 Certified Imago Relationship Consultant (for therapists)
1997 Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Advanced Clinician
1992 Psychoanalyst, National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis
1989 Board Certified Diplomate, American Board of Examination
1984 Stepfamily Foundation Certification
1976 New York State Certification in Social Work
PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy)
Imago Relationship International (Imago therapy)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Foundation for Human Enrichment (Somatic Experiencing)
New York State Society for Clinical Social Work
American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)
Having a strong, life-long curiosity about people and our world, I found the perfect field to learn and grow. I have been in regular ongoing individual, group and peer supervision/consultation for my entire career. At present I am in two monthly peer groups and bi-weekly individual consultation. I'm a constant professional workshop participant, a voracious reader and am strongly connected to my professional community. Whatever I learn I bring into my sessions with clients and also practice on myself.
In addition, I have over thirty years of experience presenting workshops in corporate and professional settings. As wellness coordinator for a national employee assistance program I created over forty seminars and trained other social workers in their presentation skills.