Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
I have 3 children who are now adults. Raising them was not easy, yet I never really noticed until they left home. While I was "in the trenches" I was busy stuffing lunch boxes, braiding hair, screaming a little more than I should have, and letting them have their way a few too many times.
My middle son has very special needs. He taught me about sadness, patience
and a different kind of love. Because of him I learned how to navigate
though the special education maze and to present myself as strong and
knowledgeable, even when I felt like my world was falling apart.
In the late 80s I attended the University of Connecticut where I earned a Maters degree in Social Work. I went on to work in a public school system for 10 years as a school Social Worker/Therapist.
I opened my private practice in 1998 as a therapist specializing in trauma treatment, general treatment of issues such as depression, high anxiety, OCD, attachment issues, post traumatic stress disorder, and dissociative disorders. I also work with parents to achieve specific goals in their parenting.
I am inspired by the courage that I see everyday.