I have been in the mental health field for more than twenty years, working extensively with adolescents, adults and families in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.My multicultural view of the world has come from my experience in inpatient and out-patient psychiatric program settings, community and family centers as well as within schools internationally. It has also been informed by my passion for travel, which has allowed me to encounter people in a multitude of different environments and to look at the world through many different lenses.
Since I moved to the United States more than a decade ago, I have worked as a counselor at TeenPride Inc., a counseling agency offering young people and their families services within the Morris School District; as an individual and family clinician at Saint Clare’s hospital Out-Patient Unit — High Focus Centers seeing high-risk patients in the adolescent psychiatric program; and in private practice.
I have two master’s degrees — one from the University of London in Intercultural Education and the second from Fairleigh Dickenson University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, which also includes a Student Assistance Counselor (SAC) certification and a license to work with individuals with addictions (LCADC).
Apart from therapy and counseling, I offer parenting sessions and support. I can provide drug testing services as well as written reports for school, college and work, evaluating the need for treatment.
I truly believe in people and their powers of resilience — having moved between cities and between countries has allowed me to discover this for myself.