Personal Statement

I always felt it was my life’s calling to help others. I chose the path of clinical social work and psychoanalysis, which enabled me to serve a diverse group of human beings for over four decades including writers, artists, performers, and designers.  I have also supervised and taught other professionals, led workshops on a myriad of subjects, and published journal articles related to my specialty work with women survivors of childhood sexual traumas. I highly value the bonds I’ve established within my profession throughout the years.

In 2020, I expanded my services to incorporate WordPaint®, a coaching approach optimal for those who wish to team up and be less solitary in their personal and career lives, expanding their creative and personal reach. As a writer drawn to creating since my earliest years as well as a published poet, I have first-hand knowledge of the creative process. As a psychoanalyst, I am versed in recognizing forces that impact motivation and consistency in terms of pursuing one’s goals My hope is that this knowledge and experience can be a vital instrument funneled into helping others.


Credentials, Education & Affiliations

New York and New Jersey State Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Board Certified Diplomate

Clinical Social Work

Master of Social Work

New York University

B.A. in Psychology

Hofstra University


Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)


Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions


Group Therapy


Spiritually-Informed Psychotherapies

Senior Faculty

Group Training Program of the Post-Graduate Psychonanalytic Society, Manhattan, NY


Park Avenue Relationship Consultants, Manhattan, NY

Board of Trustees

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association

Creative Coaching Association

Amherst Writers and Artists Certified Workshop Leader

National Association of Poetry Therapy

Academy of American Poets