I have a general psychotherapy practice for more than 20 years with expertise in cancer, chronic illness and health issues, such as infertility and grief issues. In addition, stress management, creativity blocks, women's issues, depression/anxiety, eating disorders, trauma and PTSD are all areas of expertise.
out of network/private pay, some Medicare
Adolescents, young adults, adults, couples and families. People experiencing chronic and life threatening illness. I also see GLBT clients and couples and work with adolescents coming out. I help blocked writers and artists to enhance their creativity.
I was trained psychodynamically and also have a family systems orientation although I use many cognitive/behavioral techniques, particularly for stress management and medical issues. I believe the therapy relationship is collaborative. The goal of therapy is to help you more deeply understand your own feelings and behaviors so that you can engage in your own life and relationships with others in more fulfilling ways
Education: Widener University-M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Temple University-M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology Arcadia University-B.A. English
Past positions have included: -Adjunct professor in Masters of Counseling programs at Chestnut Hill College (4 years) and Rosemont College (10 years). Taught Legal and Ethical Issues, Counseling Techniques, Family Therapy and Trauma Treatment. -Clinical Psychologist at Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology at Delaware County Memorial Hospital (4 years). -Director, Outpatient Services at Intercommunity Action, Inc., Philadelphia. Managed Adult, Children, Drug and Alcohol, Walk-In Crisis, Centralized Intake and Medical Records departments (5 years).
Past volunteer positions include: -Alumni Trustee, Board of Trustees at Arcadia University (5 years). (Currently participate as Alumni mentor to students at Arcadia.) -Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation Board of Directors.(6 years). (Currently volunteer on the PPF Education Awards Committee.)
I am also a writer/poet and essayist who has been published in various magazines, newspapers, and literary publications.