About

Few words about me

After 30+ years of practice, I still feel passionate  about my work and advancing my professional skills to best help others who want to improve the quality of their lives.

I became a mental health professional because I naturally felt a deep empathy for people and had a desire to listen. From years of experience, I have learned how much listening is an art, as well as a creative process. Working with people to understand their emotions and to problem-solve has enhanced my appreciation of a person's innate wisdom and capacity to change.

Complexity of circumstances can cause real emotional and physical upheaval in a person’s life. Experience has taught me that each person is not only unique, but also incredibly resilient. I admire that individuals, couples and families can affect change in their lives when given support and guidance to face challenges with renewed strength and confidence.

Both professionally and personally, I am committed to practices that promote physical and mental wellness. It is my goal and responsibility to establish a trusting therapeutic relationship with clients, and to expertly and respectfully guide the process to improved mental and physical health, and life circumstances.

It is an honor and privilege to work with people to help improve the quality of their lives.

Memberships

National Association of Social Workers
Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Biofeedback Certification International Alliance
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
New Hampshire Collaborative Law Alliance

Qualifications

Master of Social Work

M.S.W. from the Catholic University of America (1980)

Bachelor of Science, Psychology

I earned my B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland (1978), including studies at the American College in Paris (1977)

Certification in Biofeedback

BCIA - Biofeedback Certification International AllianceI have Board Certification in Biofeedback (1998). Additionally, I have advanced training in Applied Clinical Hypnosis, Pediatric Hypnosis and Biofeedback, Eye Movement Reprocessing Desensitization (EMDR), Psychophysiological Self Regulation and Health, Collaborative Law Coaching, Dispute Resolution and Mediation.

Please see my full CV here.