I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 12 years of experience providing psychotherapy services. I earned my Masters Degree in Social Work at Fordham University in New York City in 2005. During graduate school, I completed internships at Market Street Mission, a residential/faith-based substance abuse program, and UMDNJ in the outpatient Addictions Services Department in Piscataway, NJ. Following completion of my Master’s Degree, I completed a year-long post-graduate training program in Advanced Clinical Practice at New York University in 2007. My post-graduate clinical work began in 2005 as a Clinician at UCPC Behavioral Healthcare in Plainfield, NJ providing partial care, intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment to those suffering from both psychiatric issues and addiction. I was appointed as Director of the MICA (dual diagnosis) Program of UCPC Behavioral Healthcare in 2007.
In mid 2009, I made a decision to return to direct clinical work. My private practice opened in 2011. My clinical work experience encompasses treatment of various issues including substance abuse and other addictions, co-dependency, womens issues, divorce/separation and co-parenting coordination. I have also worked in the area of domestic violence with victims of various forms of abuse and trauma. In addition to my private practice work, I have also worked as a Social Worker in a community-based program doing supportive therapy with families of children with developmental delays. I am also trained in divorce mediation and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).
I am a Certified to provide Clinical Supervision in NJ. I am an active member of NASW, NAADAC, NJ Association of Professional Mediators and NJ Association of Women Therapists. I am currently an Executive Board Member of the NJ Association of Women Therapists.
License and Certifications:
Licenced Clinical Social Worker - NJ License # 44SC05340000
Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor - NJ License # 37LC00144300
Certification - Clinical Supervision, NJ