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NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Also certified in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy,  Hypnotherapy & Aromatherapy, with extensive training in Trauma Based Somatic Experience. 

        Holistic healing takes the whole person into account, their history as well as their physical, mental, emotional & spiritual state of being. All these variables determine my treatment approach which I carefully individualize for each client. My own personal journey began by studying psychology.  I became more & more aware of my own unconscious issues & negative behavior patterns that created difficulty in my life. Over time I came to realize in order to walk clients through their healing journey I needed to explore & walk through my own as well.  This began my quest to understand & heal my wounded parts. I began years of psychotherapy both individual & group as I continued my education obtaining a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University and a Post-Masters Certification in child, adolescent and family psychotherapy from Fordham University. I am grateful to my many mentors & teachers along the way who encouraged me to continue on this path of healing & learning. Eventually I dove into a very intense 2 year program of learning & healing uncovering past traumas & wounds  that I had buried. This was done with experiential learning, hypnotherapy, shamanic healing, rebirthing, holotropic breath-work & past life regression, much of which I now use in my treatment with clients. Another effective technique I have been practicing & studying for PTSD called SE, or Somatic Experience. This is the powerful cutting edge trauma based somatic work of Peter Levine, a renowned Trauma therapist. 
My private practice experience has included working with adults, adolescents, children & couples for the past 30 years. In addition I served as middle & high school clinical social worker in Westchester County for 15 years specializing in stress reduction, substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, bipolar & depression. Eventually moved on to work at SUNY Purchase College in addition to my private practice. I was instrumental in creating a Wellness Center for students to receive counseling & substance abuse prevention providing individual & group counseling as well as programs such as Wellness Days & classes in yoga and meditation called "Yoga for a Natural High."

        As a student of yoga since the 1980's I was drawn to a healing technique called Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy & became a practitioner & mentor. It was a combination of Thai Yoga Body Work & Classical Psychology with dialogue to encourage unconscious issues to surface from deep within the body. I loved how this system continued to inform my own healing & learning.  It validated the power of somatic healing & mind body spirit connection. This experience led me to continue my yoga path to become a certified yoga/meditation instructor to deepen my knowledge & practice of yoga.  Over the past 30 years, I have had over 1000 hours of extensive yoga training based on Iyengar & Anusara systems of alignment, as well as becoming certified in Restorative Yoga. Stress reduction & nervous system de-activation is a vital element of this yoga modality. So much research is available now on how deactivating  the nervous system through this type of yoga & meditation can help with PTSD & other issues. 

My private practice is now located in East Hampton, NY either in person or virtually.


To schedule a psychotherapy evaluation session or private/semi-private yoga session or information about fees, public classes, please contact me.


Insurance is reimbursable for psychotherapy clients depending if insurance provider allows out of network mental health coverage. 

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