Summary of Qualifications

  I'm a certified addictions counselor, licensed professional counselor, 
  and Department of Transportation (DOT) certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).  

  Over the past 26+ years, I’ve developed and directed
  inpatient and outpatient programs throughout the Delaware Valley.

 I've been in full-time private practice since 2000.

  I hold both bachelor’s and master's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.  

  Here's a link to my
resume if you'd like to read more about my career.
  You can also visit my profile on  Linkedin to learn more about my clinical experience
  (and read some of the really nice things clients and colleagues have written about me).
 
   When you have a minute, please check out the article
   I wrote for goodtherapy.org: Adolescents in Early Recovery .
 


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Services provided:

I provide consultation, supervision, individual, family, and group therapy in 
my West Chester, PA office. 
 
I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults struggling with mental health or 
substance abuse issues. I especially enjoy working with recovering professionals 
as well as families struggling with communication issues.


I also provide drug and alcohol evaluations for court or school purposes.

For more than 26 years, I've been helping individuals and families
learn about substance abuse and mental health diagnoses, end
self-destructive behavior patterns, and develop more effective communication
and coping skills. I save clients time and money by providing
a thorough assessment of needs and developing 
a clear plan to achieve goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
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Confidentiality

​I am morally, ethically, and legally obligated to
maintain strict confidentiality of client information.
Confidentiality is a critical piece of the therapeutic relationship.
Therapists do everything in their power to keep clients' information
private. Without written consent, therapists cannot even confirm
that someone is or was their client.  
However, if a therapist becomes aware of child or elder abuse, or
believes a person is an imminent danger to self or others, she is legally
obligated to disclose information to third parties to ensure the safety of all.  
Please see my 
Practice Guidelines  and  HIPAA form  for 
more information about confidentiality in therapy.