I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in individual and couples therapy and counseling for teens and adults. In addition, I provide executive coaching, academic and career coaching, coaching for working performing and creative artists, and organizational consultation. I have more than twenty-five years of experience helping others, and have been in solo private practice in Greenwich, Connecticut since 1996. At least one-fourth of my time is spent providing consultation for other therapists.
I graduated from Oberlin College with both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music (Voice Performance) degrees. After eight years working in management within the field of International Education, I decided to change careers. I received my MSSW, with a clinical concentration, from Columbia University in 1990.
In addition to private practice, I have worked in busy clinic and family service agency settings, and I once ran a telephone crisis-counseling service staffed by more than 150 volunteers. I am an inveterate traveler, and have a basic working knowledge of French, German, and Italian.
I am an optimist by nature, and I am enthusiastic and energetic in my desire to help people gain new skills and develop greater resilience for all the challenges life inevitably presents.
My approach is practical, interactive, and solution-focused . . . in other words, no “psychobabble,” no nonsense. I enjoy helping people address current challenges and long-standing issues, drawing from a variety of approaches to use what is most helpful for each individual. With sensitivity, compassion, and an occasional healthy dose of humor, I work with clients to help them build upon their strengths and to identify and achieve life goals . . . enhancing personal effectiveness, motivation, and performance along the way.