- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Certified Personal Trainer
- Certified Weight Loss Specialist
I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience in the public schools, residential and day treatment, and nonprofits. I have worked with adults, adolescents, children, families and groups in a variety of settings providing counseling, education and training. I am highly skilled at connecting with my clients and supporting them as they take steps to create positive change.
In all of my work, whether it is with an adult with depression struggling to find a job, or a parent dealing with the aftermath of divorce, I have seen how one’s thoughts and perceptions of a situation impact one’s behaviors, choices and emotions. I have been in places in my life when I felt like I had no choices, when I repeated unhelpful patterns or was not satisfied with the quality of my well being or my relationships. I know the power of cognitive behavioral therapy to help transform one’s experience.
In 2011, I became a certified personal trainer because of my love of being active and because I have witnessed firsthand the power or exercise to transform my moods and wellbeing. In the midst of raising two children and a difficult financial set back during the recession, I relied on exercise to manage stress. I have enjoyed teaching fun, supportive and creative fitness classes for preschoolers, youth and adults. So many of the participants have gained confidence, felt less depressed or anxious and improved physical fitness levels.
I look forward to providing you with many tools on your journey to greater emotional, spiritual, mental and physical wellness.