About Me & My Experience

With over 30 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in a variety of settings, I bring warmth, experience and expertise into the therapeutic relationship. I received my Masters in Science in Social Work from Columbia University after completing my Bachelors in Psychology from Connecticut College.  I've been in private practice since 2003.  I worked in a private group practice in Middletown while I gained experience as a school social worker and school counselor at both the middle school and high school levels.  I worked with the group practice West Meadow Counseling in Ellington, CT for over 6 years.  Currently, I am in solo practice in South Windsor CT.  I'm so excited to combine my specialized training in Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) with my expertise as a Certified Life Coach to design an individualized plan to facilitate your healing process and go beyond symptom management into true transformation.

 

I believe healing happens within the context of the therapeutic relationship. This connection can help transform our beliefs about the past and ourselves. Issues may present themselves as symptoms or conflict, but soon we discover it is a healthy connection we all yearn for.

Working with adults and adolescents for many years, I've learned how crucial our early development affects who we are and how we interact with others. Through discussion and insightful interventions, you will learn how your own about your own needs, thoughts and beliefs shape you and guide your choices that lead to your current life circumstances. 

 

If, after a set number of treatment sessions, you decide to take action to assess and change those circumstances, we can design a plan together using a Life Coaching model that's specially tailored to your needs. We are all living busy, hectic lives and the traditional psychotherapy model no longer serves our post-pandemic society. 

 

Free Phone Intake

Call or email me when you're ready, and I'll gather some initial demographic and clinical information and we can begin this special relationship.

Fees and Insurance

I accept most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid/HUSKY and many Employee Assistance Program (EAP) plans.  Please call the number on the back of your insurance card that indicates "Behavioral Health" to see if I'm in your network.  If you are without insurance, I can arrange a sliding-scale fee.