Education and Certifications
Bachelor of Social Work
Buffalo State College
Masters of Social Work
State University of New York at Buffalo
Certified Social Worker: New York State
In addition to my private practice of over ten years, I have held positions in a wide variety of profit and non-profit mental health organizations. These experiences and responsibilities have allowed me to bring a broad perspective to my practice.
Positions have included:
Child and Family Services of Erie County (Buffalo, NY) - Child Care Worker
Northwest Mental Health Corporation I (Buffalo, NY) - Intervention Outreach Worker
Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Health Center: Alcohol, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health Unit(Seneca Nation, Cattaraugus NY) - Family Counselor
Community Concern of Evans and Brant, sub-contract of Lakeshore Community Mental Health Center (Derby, NY) - Outpatient Counselor II
Linwood Community Services of Lakeshore Community Mental Health Center (Buffalo, NY) - Senior Counselor
Family & Children's Service of Niagara, Inc (North Tonawanda, NY) - Clinic Supervisor
Employee Resources, Inc. (Buffalo, NY) - Senior Counselor
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Social Work (Buffalo, NY) - Field Educator for Social Work Interns.
Trainings and Workshops
In addition to my practice, I have presented trainings and workshops to schools, hospitals, corporations and private organizations.
Topics have included:
Alcohol and drug awareness
Critical incident stress debriefing
Communication and anger management
Member - National Association of Social Workers, (NASW)
In over thirty years of practice, I've gathered extensive experience and specialization in working with individuals and families who experience the following:
Depression, anxiety, sexuality and cultural issues, couples relationship issues, post traumatic stress disorder, sexual abuse and survivor issues, addiction and post recovery issues, mental illness and chemically abusing (MICA) issues.
I also have extensive knowledge and training in: psychopharmacology, stress and relaxation techniques, chemically dependent family therapy, critical incident stress debriefing.