Therapeutic Approach and Background

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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Qualified Supervisor

I offer a compassionate, gentle and dynamic approach  to psychotherapy. My style is authentic, nonjudgmental and  supportive. I work with individuals in various kinds of distress to both relieve suffering and address the issues causing pain. I work collaboratively with patients to improve self-awareness, develop insight, and learn new ways of coping with life stressors to  facilitate healing and growth. Services are provided both in-office and online. cognitive behavioral therapy. My gentle, client-entered approach makes therapy less intimidating.

Professional Experience

For the past 25 years I have worked in a variety of mental health  treatment settings. I have been in private practice in the Broward and Palm Beach area, working  primarily with adults and adolescents for the past 10 years.  


I worked with individuals in crisis struggling with severe depression,  bipolar disorder, anxiety, psychosis, borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, suicidality and self-injurious behaviors and I have provided HIPAA compliant online counselling since 2009.   

Education

Master of Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Bachelor of Arts, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Psychotherapeutic Approach and Background

Licensed since 1999 by the State of Florida SW5771

Qualified Clinical Supervisor by the State of Florida since 2000. Supervision is provided for Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. I am a Certified Clinician for the Florida Firefighters Health and Safety Collaborative


First Responders

Certified Clinician since 2019 through the Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative.