I am a licensed Clinical Social Work (L.C.S.W.) proving psychotherapy & counseling services to the greater Syracuse area. I have worked in the mental health field for 20 years, the eight years as a psychotherapist. Over the years I have developed a particular interest in working with adults who struggle with or have been impacted by suicide. Additionally, I also have a particular interest in treating individuals who are impacted by trauma whether it be physical, sexual, or emotional/relational. I utilize various treatment interventions which include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (E.M.D.R.) which I have received full training in. Last, but not least I am highly experienced in treating panic and other anxiety disorders. I use various treatment modalities which include motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and traditional talk therapy. In addition to my private practice, I work at SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital at the Immune Health Services Clinic where I specialize in providing mental health services to persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Education and Training:
I completed my master’s degree in Social Work in 2011 at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to my graduate training, I completed my undergraduate studies in Psychology in 2007 at the University of Missouri in Saint Louis where I focused in psychology and neuroendocrinology examining the relationship between hormones and behavior. My most recent clinical training was in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (E.M.D.R.) that was completed at SUNY Upstate University Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry under the instruction of Sandra Kaplan, LCSW, and Tracey Musarra-Marchesse, LCSW-R with Syracuse University School of Social Work. My training in E.M.D.R. is fully accredited by the E.M.D.R. International Association (E.M.D.R.I.A.).