Philosophy

I am a firm believer that we must all focus on giving birth to our true selves; to become what we potentially are. My interest is essentially in personal growth and self-actualization. I believe that we must become open and transparent, be true to ourselves and to live in a way that expresses who we are.

My purpose is in helping individuals understand and develop their personal strengths, so that they can focus more on optimism, gratitude and altruism and be happier throughout their lives.

Therapy can offer the opportunity to gain new insights, to experience a different viewpoint and become more aware of one’s inner resources, allowing one to take full advantage of life. My therapeutic approach used is both gentle and supportive, with the underlying philosophy of instilling a measure of hope. My role is to provide guidance in improving the quality of my patients’ lives, helping them achieve their goals through a process-oriented discussion, within a calm and caring atmosphere.


Specialties

Depression, Anxiety / Panic, Stress Reduction, Grief / Loss, Life Transitions, Codependency, Issues of Abuse, Growth-Oriented Intimate Relationship Counseling, Men’s and Women’s Sexual Issues, Self-Esteem/Personal Growth.


Credentials/Training

MSW | Simmons School of Social Work , May 1997

M.Ed., in Rehabilitation Counseling | Springfield College, May 1981

BA in Psychology | Fordham University, May 1976

License: Florida#SW6825

Certifications

Sex Therapy | State of Florida 2008

EMDR | EMDR Institute 2007

Memberships

NASW | National Association of Social Workers

ADAA | Anxiety and Depression Association of America