Profile

I am a psychotherapist and leadership coach with expertise in relational and personal transformation.  I have extensive training and experience as an Advanced Imago Therapist, EMDR (trauma) Therapist and Encounter- Centered Couples Therapist.  My expertise is in guiding individuals, couples and families through a profoundly healing process which unlocks inner and relational potential. 

 

Education

NYU School of Social Work, MSW, 1992 

University of Vermont, BA, 1988

 

Professional Leadership and Membership

Transformational Faculty Psychotherapist/Coach for Mobius Executive Leadership 7/2018- Present

President: Mid Atlantic Imago Couples Therapists Association 9/2015 -9/2017

Vice President: Mid Atlantic Imago Therapists Association 9/2012-9/2015

Education Committee Member - MAIT 2011-Present

Imago Relationships International member since 2001
NASW member since 1992

 

Professional Certifications and Licenses

Heart Math Certified Practitioner, 4/2020

Encounter-centered Couples Transformational Therapist.  Completed a three year master training with Hedy Schleifer,  4/2014
EMDR Therapist- Certified, 7/2010
Advanced IMAGO Relationship Therapist- Certified, 4/2003
Outward Bound Wilderness Therapist- trained, 7/1991

Maryland Licensed Independent Social Work  LICSW-C:  16399

Experience:

Private Practitioner,  2007-Present

Specializing in Imago Relationship Therapy, EMDR Therapy and Encounter-centered Couples Transformation

 

Transformational Coach, Mobius Executive Leadership May  2018- Present 

Providing intensive one-on-one sessions with senior executives to unlock their potential


Group Facilitator for Thomas Heubl's Pocket Project for Healing Cultural and Transgenerational Trauma Healing, 4/2020- Present 

Co-facilitating groups for processing of trauma and building resilience

 

Associate Therapist , New Learning Therapy Center, Southport, CT 1997- 2007

Conducted individual, couple and family therapy. Interfaced with school systems, participated in weekly group supervision and gave in-service presentations/trainings.

 

Assistant Director of Child and Adolescent Program, The Boston Center, Boston, MA 1993-1995
Helped facilitate child program in a psychiatric partial hospital; conducted psychiatric assessments, created treatment plans for adolescents and children, conducted individual, family and group therapy, ran parenting skills workshops, collaborated with school system and social services.

 

Social Work Fellow, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry Department.  Children's Hospital, Boston MA  1992-1993
Provided individual and family therapy; assessed diagnosed and developed emergency treatment plans for the Rapid Diagnostic Clinic; received specialized training in sexual abuse therapy, play therapy and family therapy, collaborated with the school system and social services.