I have had 30 years of experience providing clinical and social work services for high school students in special education programs both in groups and individually. I coordinated with parents and caregivers as well as to community based health and mental health providers. We focused on school success, improved social behaviors, problem solving. I ran groups for bereavement, adoption and foster care, social skills. I also served on a borough-wide and school-based crisis intervention teams. Before working in the school system I was a medical social worker in a hospital where I did casework and psychotherapy in Pediatrics, Pediatric Oncology, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Pain Management and Emergency Room services. I helped families cope with the emotions of having a child going through cancer therapy as well as helping them with their other children. As a social worker I collaborated with medical, nursing and paraprofessional staff as well as administrative personnel insurance providers. I utilized hypnotherapy and stress management for pain management and habit modification. Besides being trained in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, I have completed EMDR training and use it in the treatment of trauma.
Currently I have a private practice in Stamford, Connecticut.