My own adult journey began in the field of writing and poetry and then copywriting. After years of supervising people in corporate and non-profit settings, as well as free-lancing, I began to realize that I was more interested in individual co-workers stories than in writing strategic reports, selling products or getting my supervisees to do the same. I went on to get my Masters in Social Work and worked for several social service organizations, including the New York City Youthline, Legal Aid and the American Red Cross. I also continued my education, earning credentials and certificates in trauma work, internal family systems and other issues, which I continue to pursue. In addition, I enjoy teaching, training and consulting and have written articles on creativity and psychoanalysis.
BA from Harvard University
MFA in Writing from Columbia University
LMSW from Hunter College School of Social Work; licensed as LCSW in New York State and a telehealth provider in psychotherapy for Florida.
Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, New York, NY
Levels I & 2 Training from the EMDR Institute, as well as ongoing supervision
Certificate of Trauma Recovery from the Sensorimotor Institute, Boulder, CO
Learning Development Specialist and Trainer for Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging, New York, NY. I've created and facilitated trainings on stress management, geriatric mental health, compassion fatigue and engagement with clients.
Other clients have included the Harvard Center for Public Interest Careers, Harlem Children's Zone and the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry.