Experience

I currently provide clinical and forensic services to clients who are incarcerated where I work as a Mental Health Consultant and have over 15 years of experience in the mental health field.  I have worked with clients in a variety of settings which include Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare/ PSRB, the Department of Youth Services, New York City Criminal Court, Peace Health Emergency Department, MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility and at the Federal Defenders of New York where I also provided mitigation and re-entry services on behalf of my clients.

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and currently hold my Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA) certificate in the State of Oregon.  I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University with a minor in Law and my Bachelor’s Degree in Literature from Chapman University.   As a result of my diverse background in film and literature studies I value diversity and creativity within my therapeutic process.

In October I will be attending a 200-hour yoga teachers training and hope to advance and expand clinical principles with the healing powers of yoga. My goal is to teach yoga to first responders and essential care givers who have experienced trauma in the workplace.