From a very young age I was committed to helping others heal, at that time I thought the path lie through traditional medicine. I was a Licensed Practical Nurse for 10 years. What I discovered was that the body is just one facet of the self that needs healing. I left that arena and studied a variety of spiritual and alternative healing practices, once again I discovered this addressed just one facet of the self. I, then, attended the University of South Florida where I received an undergraduate degree in Social Work with a focus in religion and women's studies. I followed this by receiving a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of South Florida. After working for several years I completed a Certificate Program in Sexology/Sex Therapy at The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists and a Hypnotherapy Certification at The Southern Institute of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. I have been studying and applying action methods, movement and expressive arts modalities to promote healing in areas where traditional talk therapy hasn't helped for 10 + years.
Since graduation I worked in a variety of public milieus before entering private practice. I did a stint at a free standing psychiatric hospital where I worked with children, adolescents, and adults. From there, I worked with The Hillsborough County School System as a school social worker, providing services for homeless, underprivileged and emotionally handicapped children and families. Then I was Clinical Director at Tampa Aids Network followed by providing services as Clinical Director for Tampa Jewish Family Services. Upon moving to the Atlanta area I worked as Clinical Director at Family Intervention Specialists, Inc.. For the last several years I have worked serving active duty service members and thier families as a Military Family Life Counselor on installations in Europe, Great Britian, Alaska and the continental United States.
I continue to study and research the areas that most impact our quality of life. I bring to every session my education, my work experience plus my experience as a daughter, mother, life partner and friend to the therapy room. This whole life experience allows me to meet you where ever you are to start your journey to wholeness together.