Located in Saratoga Springs
After 27 years as a high school teacher, I followed my long-held interest and returned to school to become a licensed social worker (LMSW) and a substance abuse counselor (CASAC.) I work with clients who are suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, substance abuse, ADHD/ADD and I also work with couples. I primarily use CBT, ACT and DBT. Data shows that most people who experience substance use disorders also meet the criteria for a mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (70-80%), or some form of trauma (50%.) Treating substance abuse means treating the whole person.
I work for a private practice and have worked at inpatient rehabs, including St. Peter’s Hospital Detox in Albany. In private practice, I work with adolescents, adults, and couples experiencing mental health challenges and /or substance use disorders. I primarily utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and ACT and I use the Gottman Method with couples.
I'm passionate about what I do and always enjoy connecting with new people. Please reach out if you or a loved one is struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues or if you are part of a couple looking to learn how to communicate more effectively and improve your relationship.