Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

What do l do with these hearing people who just don't get it?

Deaf and hard-of-hearing people experience unique challenges that are rarely addressed with their families or in the workplace. Thirty years of training and experience, along with sign language fluency, have prepared me to offer support to individuals with hearing loss. Families become inspired to make small adjustments that can aid in communication and understanding, improving their relationships with one another. An understanding of Deaf culture adds a meaningful layer to humanistic counseling and therapy. Bridging this culture and language gap for families and loved ones can be life-altering. It is a true honor and a source of personal pride to successfully open doors to connection for people whose lives have been affected by hearing loss.


SPECIALIZATION, INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING 

  • Completed ASL Education Series at New York Society for the Deaf (NYSD)
  • Attended LaGuardia Community College Interpreter Training Program, NYC
  • Attended U. 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
  • Recipient, Full Bilingual ASL Master's Scholarship awarded by the NYC Department of Education
  • School Social Worker, NYC Department of Education's 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 Deaf adults and teens since 2011

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