New York Licensed Mental Health Counselor (License # 5564954)
New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor (License # PC01720)
For over 30 years years I've worked in college and university counseling centers and have maintained a small but thriving private practice. Currently I direct the Counseling Services Center at NYCCT, part of the City University of New York. I enjoy the diversity inherent in the two types of clients. I am also licensed to provide mental health counseling in both New York and New Jersey.
- Through my own experience I can understand the ways in which gender and sexual identity issues come into play as I work on an array of mental health issues with my clients. I identify as a lesbian. I believe it is important to find someone with whom you feel comfortable and has expertise in the issues that you present. Whether you are dealing with difficulties concerning your identity, relationship, career, or coping with depression or anxiety, I am trained to help you. In addition, I have the following qualifications;
Certified EMDR Therapist- EMDR is a fast paced psychotherapy approach to healing trauma.
Certified in Imago Couples Counseling
Family Systems Therapist- Additional Training with families who are dealing with issues related to being gay, lesbian, bisexual, intersex and gender non conforming.
Meditation and Stress Reduction - Reduce stress, improve health and stability.
Career Counseling and Life Coaching- Trained as a life coach, helping clients develop and achieve personal and career goals.
- Public Speaking- Presented at national conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Motivation, Couples Skill Development, Communication Skills, Career Decision Making, Racial and Cultural Diversity, Anxiety Reduction, Sexuality and more.
Solution Focused - I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Professional conference presentations include;
New York Counseling Association Annual Convention
New Jersey Counseling Association Annual Convention
Northeast College Counseling Director’s Conference
Conference on Cross Cultural Issue and Counseling CUNY Students
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region II Conference
Annual Winter Roundtable on Cross Cultural Counseling and Psychotherapy Teachers College, Columbia University
Saint Vincent’s Emergency Room Rape Crisis Training, New York. New York
New York Mental Health Counselors Association
American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Editorial Board Member: Journal of College Counseling, (1999 – 2002)
President: New Jersey Community College Counselors Association (2003)
Vice President: New Jersey Community College Counselors Association (2001-2002)
Masters Degree in Counseling, Seton Hall University
Additional Coursework, Teachers College, Columbia University and Rutgers University