1201 South Braddock Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
I knew that giving back to others would be the aim of my life's work.
For over 16 years I've enjoyed meeting individuals, couples, families and groups to help successfully change lives. We can feel good about ourselves again, let go of painful pasts and overcome the barriers that prevent us from living out our hopes and dreams.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993 and completed a Master's of Social Work with high honors. Afterwards I taught Cultural Diversity at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Social Work while working as a therapist. Eventually my full-time work became therapy in a private setting, and continues as such today, at the Center for Counseling Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Help at the Center can come in many ways: support, insight, understanding, and compassion for those facing significant life changes, grief and loss, depressive and anxiety episodes, gender related issues, relationship recovery, family systems, inner child work, a critical workplace incident or even the things people just can't label.
Our services cover a broad range of needs with an experienced, eclectic staff. In my own practice, I implement various modalities - often a psychodynamic approach combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe exploring the past can help us understand why we think, feel and behave in the ways we do today. It's important to discover ways to cope with challenging situations or how to change our patterns of thinking and behavior to ultimately feel good about ourselves and our relationships and to reach our goals and dreams.
What is of utmost importance to me is that you feel comfortable and safe in our therapeutic relationship. I offer compassion, direction, information and respect to help you on your journey.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me.