Hello. I have always been enthused about training, supervising, and mentoring the next generation of behavioral health and wellness professionals. Social Work is challenging, but very rewarding work. I come from a family of helping professionals. So, perhaps it’s in my blood. I enjoy the diversity of my supervisees and getting to know and mentor new people. Despite all of the differences, we all share a desire to help, heal, and better ourselves and our community.
I believe in life-long learning. I believe social work supervision is a collaborative approach. I believe in accountability. I believe self-care is an essential piece of longevity as a professional helper. I believe learning should be fun (at least most of the time). I believe in unconditional acceptance. I believe in utilizing your strengths. I believe you are worth investing in.If you’re looking for a more clinical answer, I favor cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, positive psychology, motivational interviewing, and strengths based interventions.
I have been a Mental Health clinician for the past 15 years and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for seven years. I am a certified clinical supervisor and have provided clinical supervision for those seeking their LCSW for several years.
I am uniquely qualified to supervise professionals working as case managers/case workers or psychotherapists. I have supervised well over 60 interns and pre-licensed professionals working in community mental health, home health care, homeless shelters and serving populations including adolescents, transition aged youth, older adults, dually diagnosed adults, veterans, the chronically homeless, families in crisis.
All of my candidates have gone on to receive their LCSW.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker - #44SC05482900
Certified in Clinical Supervision
Disaster Response Crisis Counselor -DRCC
Currently Unit Coordinator at a State Psychiatric Facility
Adjunct Professor Aurora University MSW program
Faciliate workshops and field supervisory work for Rutgers University
Past Adjunct Professor - Kean University MSW program