I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently practicing in Vermont. For over fifteen years I have served as program coordinator, supervisor, clinical therapist, clinical forensic specialist, crisis counselor, advocate, consultant, lecturer, and researcher in a variety of settings in the social work field. I balance multiple professional roles, integrating mind-body-spirit social work modalities with psychodynamic, strengths-based, and empowerment perspectives. I attended Miami University (Ohio) for my undergraduate studies, where I received a BA in psychology with a minor in criminology. I attended Columbia University School of Social Work (CSSW) for my graduate education and earned a MS in social work.
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Clinical Social Work
I maintain a clinical social work practice and provide psychotherapy, integrative services, and consultation to individuals, families, communities, and professionals. In addition to providing therapeutic support for general life challenges, I specialize in working with trauma, violence, victimization, life-threatening illness, grief, loss, and bereavement. Find more information about my clinical practice in Burlington, Vermont on Psychology Today.
mindfulness and yoga practices
I offer clients the opportunity to integrate mindfulness and yoga practices into social work treatment. Current research supports mindfulness, yoga postures, and breathwork as tangible tools that clients can learn to practice in the therapeutic space and apply to daily life in an effort to manage stress, anxiety, and trauma effects. I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training at The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. I have also completed noteworthy continuing education programs with leaders in the field including Yoga and the Traumatized Body at The Trauma Center at JRI and Frontiers of Trauma Treatment at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. I have collaborated with University of Connecticut's Graduate School for Social Work to explore and advocate for Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work as an emerging framework in clinical practice, academia and research.
education and consultation
As adjunct faculty at Columbia University School of Social Work, I currently teach the following courses on CSSW’s Online Campus: Advanced Clinical Practice in Health and Mental Health, Human Behavior Social Environment (HBSE) Intensive in Trauma (course developer), and HSBE Intensive in Spirituality in Social Work Practice (course developer). I have taught graduate courses residentially including Advanced Clinical Practice in Health, Mental Health and Disabilities, Clinical Practice with Sexual Violence (course developer), and Domestic Violence and Social Work Practice. I have guest lectured and presented at a variety of higher-education institutions and organizations including The National Association for Social Workers (NASW), Columbia University School of Social Work’s Online Campus Institute on Pedagogy and Technology, University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Manhattan Court for Innovation, African Services Committee, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP). Significant presentation topics include Integrative Social Work, Mindfulness and Yoga Practices, trauma, violence, victimization, life-threatening illness, grief, bereavement.