MSW, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, NY, NY, 1982.
BA in Psychology, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY, 1980.
LCSW, New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2001
LCSW, New York State; Certified Social Worker, 1982,
NASW-NJ Certified Clinical Supervisor
EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist
EMDRIA Approved Consultant in EMDR
Bloomfield & West Orange, NJ 2004 –- Present
Provide child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy. Specialize in treatment of clients experiencing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and dissociation. Also provide supervision to social workers and consultation to EMDR clinicians and other mental health professionals.
Saint Barnabas Health Care System
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
2004 –- 2011
Provided individual, couples and group psychotherapy to adults referred to this inner city outpatient mental health clinic. Specializations included trauma, dissociation, borderline personality disorder and postpartum depression. Facilitated dialectical behavior therapy group and child abuse survivor group. Provided clinical supervision to graduate students in the mental health field who were interning at the clinic.
Clifton, NJ 2001 -- 2009
Provided adult and child psychotherapy at this behavioral health group practice. Specializations included treatment of trauma survivors and individuals with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Also provided clinical supervision to mental health professionals.
South Plainfield, NJ 2000
Clinical Coordinator for child and adolescent partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs. Responsibilities included supervision of staff, program development and direct service to clients. Patient population included youth with severe behavior problems and suicidal depression.
United Health Services Hospitals
Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, NY
Out-Patient Mental Health Clinic
1996 - 2000
Provided individual and group psychotherapy to a broad range of adult clientele. Specialized in treatment of trauma survivors, borderline personality disorder and anger management problems. Experienced in treating mentally ill substance abusers. Facilitated dialectical behavior therapy study group for staff.
Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
1998 - 1999
Senior Social Worker of child and youth crisis team, providing mental status evaluations and determinations about the need for hospitalization for children and adolescents seen at the crisis center of the hospital emergency department.
Upstate Medical University
Clinical Campus, Binghamton, NY
1999 - 2000
Instructor for Practice of Medicine course, teaching third year medical students communication skills for working with patients.
1990 - 2000
Adult, adolescent and child psychotherapy using individual, marital/family, and group modalities. Specializations in child psychotherapy and treatment of adult sexual abuse survivors with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder. Provided clinical consultation to private practice and school-based social workers.
Professional Psychotherapy Seminars
1996 - 1998
Founder and co-director of business providing continuing education workshops to mental health professionals.
Family and Children's Society of Broome County
Sexual Abuse Project
1985 - 1990
Clinical social worker providing assessment and treatment of child victims of incest (ages 3-18), non-offending parents and sex offenders, using individual, joint, family and group modalities. Also provided consultation to the Department of Social Services and expert testimony in family court.
1985 - 1989
Responsibilities included the provision of individual, couples and family therapy to a broad range of clientele. Co-therapist of a women's co-dependency group.
Child Abuse Prevention Project
1982 - 1985
Provided comprehensive services to families at risk of child abuse. Responsibilities included individual, joint and family counseling, case management and supervision of parent aides.
I have over 25 years experience as a
psychotherapist. I have extensive training and experience
helping survivors of child abuse and neglect to overcome the
obstacles from the past. I have particular expertise helping
child sexual abuse survivors to heal. My experience includes
helping with a broad range of traumatic incidents, such as car
assault, bank robberies, terrorist attacks, and natural