I have been a therapist in private practice since 1998. Woven throughout my career has been a passion for working with small furry creatures. (Just seeing if you are paying attention!) In all seriousness, I particularly enjoy working with individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), especially adults. I have consulted with numerous pediatricians and family physicians in VT to assist them in evaluating and treating individuals with ADHD. Some of my initial training and practice experience was focused on helping oppositional at-risk adolescents involved with the legal system.
Over time, I expanded my work further toward helping adolescents and adults struggling with co-occurring disorders. While helping individuals and families understand their relationship to alcohol and other drugs remains at the forefront of my practice, I continue to enjoy working with individuals presenting with a variety of issues - from depression, to relationship loss, to improving communication between couples to helping people find focus and balance in their lives. I of course continue to do a lot of work with individuals with ADHD.
I am formally educated as a counselor, but on any given day I view my role as a mixture of disciplines. As a “builder” I support people to construct new ways of thinking, feeling & doing. As an “artist” I encourage my clients to be more creative with their patterns of behavior and to see their inner and outer world from a different perspective. As a “teacher” I assist others to learn and master new skills in various areas of their lives. As a “guide”, I cheer my clients toward developing new habits and finding new direction. As a “choral instructor” I coach my clients on how to listen for and integrate the wisdom of all three voices within – the heart, gut and head.
As an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor I also regularly conduct DUI/DWI and/or Court Diversion evaluations and CRASH/IDRP counseling. I periodically consult with organizations focusing on client and management education and/or strategies intended to reduce the incidence, risk and development of substance abuse within the workplace. If this is of interest to you or your organization, by all means please contact me and we can discuss the various options for services that I may provide.
Boston University, Graduate School of Social Work MSW 5/94
Major: Clinical work with Individuals and Families
Ithaca College, School of Humanities and Sciences BS 5/91
Majors: Psychology and Business
Licensed Independent Clinical
Social Worker (LICSW)
Licensed/Certified Alcohol &
Drug Counselor (LADC/CADC)
My education remains ongoing. Throughout the year I attend periodic trainings/conferences to keep up with the most up to date information and research surfacing in the field. And of course, I am learning from my clients daily.
2010 - present
2010 - present