Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R)
Are you looking for a safe and supportive environment where you are encouraged to explore new connections between the source of your suffering, your current difficulties and possible solutions? Making a proactive step to begin or return to counseling is an opportunity for personal growth and genuine life-change. The counseling process can help you move from feeling “stuck” to experiencing freedom, purpose, and balance in your life.
With over 20 years of experience helping adults, adolescents, and children struggling with a variety of concerns including: Parent/child difficulties, anxiety disorders, depression and bipolar disorders, marital relationships and divorce issues, overwhelming fears, stress and anger management, as well as victims of abuse and their families, I have had the benefit of seeing people make changes in their lives resulting in their ability to experience life to the fullest.
I approach therapy and my work with clients utilizing a style of warmth and empathy. I use a variety of clinical modalities including experiential, family systems, cognitive behavioral, strengths based and insight oriented, among others, with a respect for your individual needs and requests.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from SUNY Cortland and a Master of Social Work from Syracuse University. I have worked in a private practice setting for many years while concurrently working in a variety of other settings in the mental health profession including schools, hospital (psychiatric evaluator), outpatient mental health and alcohol/drug clinics, intensive outpatient retreats, as well as with individuals (and their families) who have experienced traumatic brain injuries.
I accept many insurance plans and bill them directly, for your convenience. If you would like to schedule an appointment with me or have questions about whether therapy is right for you, please call me at (607) 267-3885 or (607) 662-0209 x2 or e-mail me (below). I look forward to speaking with you.
“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere in which individual differences are appreciated, love is shown openly, mistakes are used for learning, communication is open, rules are flexible, responsibility is modeled and honesty is practiced.” Virginia Satir