My husband and I came to the North Country from Boston in late 1997 when I was hired as a clinical social worker at Clinton County Mental Health Clinic. After many rewarding years of working with clients in that agency and seven years of running the day-to-day operations of the clinic, I decided to open a private practice.
In addition to my love of counseling women of all ages, I also love to teach. I was an adjunct instructor at Plattsburgh State University and taught the course Sociology of Mental Health and Mental Illness. It is important to me to inform others that mental illness is real, not something that people can just get over by snapping their fingers, and that so many people with mental illness can lead highly productive and fulfilling lives.
However, because of the growth of my individual and group private practice I felt it necessary to retire from Plattsburgh State. It was a very, very difficult decision to make.
Now, in conjunction with my practice, I speak at community functions and events such as The Biggest Loser, TOPS, the Shine On! conference, and Girls Night Out at NACSD.
If you think I could be of help to you, I hope you will call or email me so we can talk.