Currently, I am conducting sessions by secure video conference.
Welcome! I am happy to share with you information about my practice. We will collaborate and partner with each other to explore what is happening in the present that has you considering therapy. Often that brings up past experiences and stories. I am interested in the story as it relates to where you are now. More importantly, I am curious and want to get to know you, the storyteller.
Our work together will aim to increase self-awareness, build support, strengthen relationships, learn and practice skills, and make meaningful changes. Acceptance, compassion, empathy, and support - balanced with challenge, motivation and willingness to leave one's comfort zone - are what make a therapeutic relationship transformational. I believe the process supports the outcome.
Since 1997, I have continued to grow as a Social Worker and Psychotherapist on multi-disciplinary teams in schools, community mental health and social service agencies, an intensive treatment center with multiple levels of care, and now in private practice.
My treatment interests include:
-Couple and Family Therapy
I also offer:
- Teen Personal Growth Group - see groups page
- Ongoing Personal Growth Group at The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland since 2001
Ohio LISW-S / I.0008745-SUPV
Illinois LCSW / 149.023767
New York LCSW/ 092182
Working with children and adolescents requires an up-to-date understanding of child and adolescent development and school-related issues.
As a native Clevelander and Shaker Heights resident, I am deeply committed to providing sound and effective treatment in the communities I serve.
Collaboration and communication are critical to good care and I believe wholeheartedly in a team approach. I work to keep the lines of communication open with parents, teachers, school personnel, and other providers.
My office is located inside a re-purposed original Shaker Heights school building in a quiet residential neighborhood. Please note the entrance to the building is on Falmouth Road.
19910 Malvern Road, Rm 221
My office is inside The Hanna Perkins School building.
Entrance is on Falmouth Road
19910 Malvern Rd Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122, United States