I received my MSW 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 setting including psychiatric inpatient, community mental health and, most recently, college counseling. My approach begins with the therapeutic relationship, and pulls 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 Writing for a Change Foundation of Bloomington, an organization dedicated to creating safe spaces where individual voices can be heard and met with respect, goodwill and an open heart.