I am a clinical psychologist, consultant, workshop presenter and adjunct faculty member. Through an organic process of following my interests, I have come to the practice of psychology. I am grateful to do work about which I am passionate and which benefits from all of my life experiences.
Though an undergraduate psychology and history major at Fordham University, my early interests took me elsewhere—working on First Amendment issues at the American Library Association; managing production for an education related not for profit; and managing and directing marketing endeavors at two Fortune 500 companies. Each job was fascinating in its own way. From my current perspective, I can appreciate how those experiences contribute to my understanding of everyday challenges.
I enjoyed work as a manager, but realized I wanted to work with people in a different context, in order to really support change in their lives. At that point, training in clinical psychology became an imperative.
In addition to my doctorate in psychology, obtained at the Chicago School for Professional Psychology, I have pursued training in a variety of holistic approaches that augment my Western training as a psychologist. I have studied healing practices of Eastern and indigenous Western traditions, as well as hypnosis, EMDR, and body-mind approaches.
In my practice, I bring together my formal training, knowledge gained from the breadth of work experiences, and techniques garnered from additional studies.
I continually enhance my clinical skills, regularly participating in advanced workshops on hypnosis, EMDR, trauma, and other specialized areas of treatment. In addition, I learn through teaching. I offer workshops on mindfulness, stress reduction, and dream interpretation, and teach clinical hypnotherapy at Argosy University.
I love my work and I am a great believer in balance, therefore I make time to engage in many non-work activities that energize and restore me. When not working, I enjoy time with the members of my blended family, friends, gardening, hiking, cooking, travel and working out.
I am licensed by the state of Illinois as a Clinical Psychologist.
Summary of Qualification
Psy.D. with honors, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
M.B.A., University of Chicago
M.S., Columbia University
B.A., summa cum laude, Fordham University
Certified EMDR therapist, EMDRIA
Certified Clinical hypnotherapist, NBCCH
16 years in practice of psychology
13+ years independent private practice
Staff psychotherapist, community mental health agency
Assessment for Federal Defenders Program
Consulting Psychologist, Clown Care Unit of the Big Apple Circus
Adjunct Faculty, Argosy University
Training staff of community mental health agency
Workshops and presentations
17 years in management positions
American Psychological Association
Illinois Psychological Association
EMDR International Association
National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists
Chicago Study Group, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Disassociation
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