About

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:

Depression
Medication management
Alcohol and drug awareness
Stress reduction
Critical incident stress debriefing
Communication and anger management


Member - National Association of Social Workers, (NASW)

Specialization

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.