I’ve been a clinical social worker for over 25 years. I was trained at Smith College School for Social Work, and prior to that I was involved in mental health research at Stanford and Yale, where I was awarded the A. Bartlett Giamatti prize for excellence.
I take pride in helping people develop more positive and adaptive ways to deal with their challenges and life struggles. In addition to my clinical practice, I lead programs on Positive Aging, Mindful Eating, Living with More Gratitude, and Mindful Stress Reduction. I co-teach an ongoing Mindful Eating series at Syracuse University.
Perhaps as important as my credentials is my passion for my work. I keep up on the latest research and I practice what I preach in terms of simple, but vital, self-care.
When I’m not working, I love to hike with my dogs, knit, play tennis and kayak.