I am a clinical social work and public health professional licensed in Virginia and New York. Bringing a nuanced perspective to psychotherapy honed through many years of experience and clinical work both in the U.S. and abroad, I provide guidance to patients through different seasons of life and in a variety of practice areas, including multi-cultural mental health, work/life balance, parenting options including adoption, medical challenges and the dynamics of aging.
As a clinical social worker, I focus on private psychotherapy services in the areas shown below.
Therapist Areas of Practice
- Acute or Long-term Caregiving
- Anxiety and Phobias
- Career and Work
- Medical Issues-Chronic Illness
- Pregnancy and/or Fertility
- Clinical Supervision
- Strategic Family Therapy
- Mind/Body Integration
- Psychodynamic Therapy
Clinical Social Work Supervision
I have a strong interest in helping to shape the next generation of clinical social workers and provide clinical social work supervision. In addition to having served as a social work supervisor with many agencies and organizations, I have been both a graduate school social work field work supervisor and public health practicum preceptor. I have also been a social work lecturer in the US and abroad.
I provide consultative services to training, clinical and community organizations and individuals in my specialized areas of practice.
I am a licensed clinical social work and global public health professional based in Alexandria, Virginia who has spent the past 35 years working internationally and domestically on a myriad of social welfare issues including refugee and immigration services; health and human rights; cross cultural mental health; HIV/AIDS; maternal and child health, welfare and adoption; domestic violence; community development; family planning and older adult life transitions.
I have been supervising BSW and MSW supervisees for over 25 years. I am a Virginia Certified Clinical Social Work Supervisor. I am on the Faculty of the Washington School of Psychiatry, Center for the Study of Aging and serve on its Steering Committee.
I earned my MSW from Adelphi University and my Masters of Public Health from Columbia University in New York. I trained at the Family Therapy Institute of Washington in Advanced Strategic Family Therapy and I am certified in community crisis and disaster mental health and trauma resiliency. I am currently completing doctoral studies in gerontology and health education.