I received my Master’s in Social Work from University of Cincinnati School of Social Work with a certificate in Specialized Mental Health, reflecting advanced training in the treatment and management of chronic and severe mental illness. I have worked in numerous settings including psychiatric inpatient, community mental health and college mental health counseling, and have been in private practice since 2012. My approach begins with the therapeutic relationship, and draws from numerous evidence-based treatment modalities including pyschodynamic, cognitive-behavioral treatment and mindfulness-based treatment approaches. I also have advanced training in the use of therapeutic writing as a tool for transformation and healing.
I come to therapeutic work as a second career, having spent more than 20 years working in the arts, most specifically classical music. I have held executive level positions at the Aspen Music Festival and School, New York Philharmonic, and Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. I have considerable expertise in strategic planning, management, marketing and fundraising.
In addition to my work in private practice, I am on the faculty of Women Writing for (a) Change, Bloomington, an organization dedicated to creating safe spaces where individual voices can be heard and are met with respect, goodwill and an open heart.