Originally from New England, I attended Eastern Connecticut State University for my bachelors in social work and sociology, with a minor in psychology. I then attended Fordham University in New York City for graduate school with advanced standing, receiving my MSW focusing on clinical social work. I am also a member of professional organizations, including National Association of Social Workers (NASW) as well as Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPM).
After graduate school, I began working in a hospital in the medical/surgical unit working with complex issues including acute trauma, chronic medical issues, PTSD, LBGTQ, terminal illness, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and severe mental health issues. I’ve also worked in palliative care, which truly embodies the core values of social work. Palliative care works with a wide variety of patients, at any age and any stage of life, working with patients who have chronic, debilitating, and terminal issues with the focus of relieving symptoms and maintaining the best quality of life possible.
When asked to describe core of my therapeutic work, I would say it is mainly strengths-based and client-centered therapy. However, I tend to not use a specific model of therapy as every client is unique, and rather, I prefer to individualize each treatment based on patient needs. I also utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theory, narrative therapy and family focused family when requested or needed.
– Palliative Care
– Coping with chronic/complex medical issues along with various mental health issues
– Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective disorder
I am a licensed clinical social worker, LCSW #80851 and I look forward to working with you!