57 North Street

Suite 419
Danbury, Connecticut 06810


For more than 25 years, I have enjoyed helping people improve their lives.  So many of us struggle with depression, anxiety, and the curves life throws at us.  Sometimes we need empathetic support; sometimes we need more formal treatment.  I have experience providing a variety of support with a wide range of treatment modalities and issues.
I describe my treatment style as eclectic with a strengths-based perspective.  I have training and experience in DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), and trauma work.  I am an internationally Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional Diplomate (ICCDP-D), reflecting my experience in the specialized field of substance abuse combined with mental health issues.  My most recent training is in an evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) given by the VA to providers working with those affected by the Sandy Hook shooting.
My experience comes from a variety of clinical settings including medical inpatient, psychiatric outpatient and inpatient, hospice, non-profit agencies, and university.  I work with individuals, couples, families, psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational groups.  Some of the areas I have specialized experience and training in are mental health, addictions, bereavement, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS and other medical diseases, sexual assault, crisis intervention, crime victims, learning/developmental disabilities, and LGBTQ issues.
I enjoy sharing my experience, and am an adjunct professor in Western Connecticut State University’s Social Work (BSW) program.  I have presented workshops at Connecticut NASW (National Association of Social Workers) conferences on HIV/AIDS and working with incest survivors.  My undergraduate degree is a dual B.S. from Syracuse University in Magazine Journalism (Newhouse School) and Environmental Design.  I earned my MSW, in clinical practice, from Columbia University.  I am licensed to practice in Connecticut and New York, and am available to provide clinical supervision towards licensure.  I maintain a membership in the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).  My clinical experience has earned me membership in the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).  I am a “Give an Hour” provider for veterans with mental health issues.
My current clinical interests include expressive therapies and animal-assisted social work.  I recently completed the “Orientation to Animal-Assisted Interventions” course, Institute for Human Animal Connection, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work.  My rescue puppy, Norbert, and I are currently working towards certification as a therapy dog team.