About Me

SUMMARY

I have over thirty years professional experience in clinical social work, supervision, administration, community education, teaching, and employee assistance.
 
For the past four years I have been on the staff of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Ridgefield, CT as staff Coordinator of Counseling Services. Click here to read a letter of recommendation from Rev. Mark Delcuze of St. Stephen's.
 
I have taught classes at Fairfield University and Norwalk Community College. I also worked for Aetna as Clinical Supervisor of Human Affairs International Employee Assistance Program and helped develop Aetna's behavioral health network of providers. I was on-site at Union Carbide World Headquarters for Aetna for 6 years as their Employee Assistance Clinician.
 
I've been in private practice since 1987.


ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Developed and delivered in-service training programs for 50 local social service agencies on identification and effective referral strategies for clients with alcohol and drug problems.
  • New York University Graduate School of Social Work Faculty Field Instructor.
  • Planned and implemented a referral and information service for the Town of Westport, and Norwalk’s first family day care project; selected, trained and supervised personnel for both projects.
  • Became clinical supervisor, administrator, and community representative of a family service agency within one year of earning my MSW degree.
  • Chosen to receive full tuition scholarship to Fordham University School of Social Service.