I have been a social worker in New York City for twenty-five years. Currently, I maintain a private practice and I work on-site in law firms to provide direct counseling and assist in creating healthier work environments.
I was an instructor at Brookdale for over ten years before joining the staff full-time in 2019. I also provided instruction to all NYC Adult Protective Services workers and lawyers during their orientation and in the Brookdale Geriatric Care Management certificate program.
Before working at Brookdale, I was the clinical coordinator, at the New York City Bar Association’s Lawyer Assistance Program for four years. I provided short-term counseling and training, both in-person and online. I also developed curricula and tool kits for legal professionals experiencing unhealthy aging, substance abuse disorders, trauma, and burnout.
I have been an adjunct instructor in Gerontology and Human Services at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, Silberman School of Social Work, and the Columbia University School of Social Work. I maintain a private practice and work with a diverse range of clients, including legal/fintech professionals, teachers, LGBT people, immigrants, and people living with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses.
I have worked with families struggling with extensive caregiving needs and works with clients to address issues such as work/life balance, substance abuse, anxiety, job burnout, and mental health practices. I have worked extensively with those experiencing trauma, caregiving, loss, and grief.
I am published and create virtual and in-person webinars. I have a JD from New York Law School and a Doctorate in Social Work from Walden University.
I provide an anti-racist, LGBTQA+ affirmative practice.