Position at CCPH: Clinical Social Worker; Coordinator Social Work Training; Coordinator Staff Continuing Education
Year joined UMass: 1997
Clinical Interests: Supervision; Individual, Couples and Group Therapy; EMDR; Triage; Crisis Assessment; Buddhist Psychology; Addictions
Education: Boston College GSSW-1980---MSW; University of Connecticut---1974--BA English
Professional Experience:1980-88 The Arbour---Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital; 1988-93---Coordinator Counseling Services—Protestant Social Service Bureau; 1993-97---Coordinator of Counseling Services---CHP, Hadley Health Center
More about me: I am “relational” in my approach as a therapist. I try and help students understand why they are experiencing the problems they have and figure out what they want to do about them. I take an active approach. I am also well aware that it takes courage to seek help and want to honor that. Seeking help can feel overwhelming and scary. Given that, I consider myself down to earth and hope to dispel a client's apprehensions. It is an honor to try and help someone in their growth process.