I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida, Idaho, Indiana, New York, and Utah, and a Certified Addictions Professional in Florida, an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and have a Master's degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University, where my studies encompassed substance abuse, addictions, crisis intervention, trauma, sexuality and diversity, conflict resolution, children and families, elders and aging, and a wide variety of therapeutic modalities. I also have a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and had a successful career as a designer and consultant in the textile industry, prior to becoming a therapist. My interest in Social Work and Addictions grew out of a desire to serve others, my own personal growth, and a fascination with Art Therapy, Breathwork, and other creative and experiential therapies. While in graduate school I taught art to middle and high school students and interned as a guidance counselor. My scope of practice includes individuals, couples and families, therapeutic and support groups and workshops. I bring an in-depth knowledge of alcoholism, addictions and codependency, 12 Step recovery, trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, ADHD, crisis intervention, relationships, life transitions and healing and wellness to my practice. I am trained in EMDR, am a certified Triple P Parenting practitioner and have 20 years of training in Sondra Ray's Loving Relationship Training and study of A Course In Miracles. In addition, I am a lifelong equestrian and trained in EAGALA equine-assisted therapy, have facilitated equine-assisted therapy for children and adults and practiced on-site behavioral therapy with at-risk children and families in Palm Beach County, FL, as well as being a Primary Therapist at Beachway Therapy Center, one of the leading substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S. My therapeutic approach with my clients encompasses all of the many techniques and modalities I have training and expertise in, and my gentle, spiritual nature brings a high level of compassion, calm, and insight to my clients.