I have been in the field for about 20 years as a therapist. I have primarily worked in community mental health and addiction treatment for individuals, couples, and families. I use evidence-based practices to help people gain the skills to uplift themselves and find their healing however that manifests for each person.
MEd - Counseling Psychology, Rutgers University
I started as a music therapist in a study to find alternative ways to manage pain for cancer patients admitted to a hospital. Through that, I became involved with the patients and families and wanted to learn more ways to help them than just pain management and began studying psychology and went through to earn my master's degree in counseling psychology.
I am still a musician, interested in new-age healing approaches, very involved in my daughter's dance, and am a foster parent.
I like listening to or playing music, and reading.
Bid Time Return—it was the book that the movie Somewhere in Time was based on. It's escapism. Counseling-wise, I have read and re-read Janina Fisher's _Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma- a lot.
Cape Assist—I worked for them for several years and am still in awe of all the amazing support and services they provide for the local community.
Sleep, play music, and take personal time.
Yes, I have 3 black cats who enjoy photobombing my virtual therapy sessions for UWill. The college students love the cats. My favorite story is the black cat, Lucy who had brain damage from birth. She was gifted to me and showed me that the most beautiful and loving beings come in imperfect packages. Her head was so small for her body but she had the most perfect love.
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