Credentials

I am a licensed, clinical social worker in Pennsylvania and New York, credentialed by the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Since 1997, I have served a diverse clientele by helping them make positive changes to improve emotional well-being and daily life functioning. 


EDUCATION

  • Post-Graduate Training, The Gestalt Institute of Philadelphia (GTIP), Class of 2020
  • Post-Graduate Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, 2012
  • MSW, Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, 1997
  • University of Arkansas Research & Training Center for Persons who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing, 1993
  • B.A. Sociology/Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1992
  • GED Diploma, NYC High School of Performing Arts/LaGuardia HS, 1988

ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • National Association of Social Work (NASW)
  • Pennsylvania Clinical Society of Social Work (PSCSW) 
  • National Counselors of the Deaf Association (NCDA)

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE, DEAF & HARD OF HEARING COMMUNITY

  • Completed ASL Education Series at New York Society for the Deaf (NYSD)
  • Attended LaGuardia Community College Interpreter Training Program, NYC
  • Attended University of Arkansas Research & Training Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons
  • Job Coach, Intensive Job Coach and Social Work Intern at Lexington School for the Deaf
  • Secretary, New York City Black Deaf Advocates (NYCBDA)
  • Therapist, providing individual and group therapy to Deaf adults at Barrier Free Living, Inc., NYC
  • Bilingual ASL Full Master's Scholarship awarded by the NYC Department of Education (DOE)
  • School Social Worker, NYC DOE Hearing Education Services (HES) for Deaf and hard-of-hearing middle- and high school students
  • Competed with 300 applicants and awarded School Social Worker position, Blindbrook High School Deaf Program before relocation out of state
  • Social Worker, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, Deaf residence, Rockville, MD
  • Behavior Support Consultant (BSC), Wrap-around Services agency for the Deaf in collaboration with the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD)
  • Substitute School Social Worker, New Jersey School for the Deaf (NJSD)
  • Private practice serving hearing and Deaf teens and adults since 2011.

Services provided in English and American Sign Language (ASL).