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An Experienced, Social Work, Practitioner, Supervisor & Educator

Offering Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision, Instruction



I bring over a decade of experience in clinical practice and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Clinically, I specialize in helping people with a history of trauma, major mood disorders, personality disorders and histories of self-harm. I have experience teaching MSW students across the curriculum and I provide clinical supervision for Masters level clinicians seeking licensure.



Compassion, Commitment, Connection

PhD in Progress - Smith College, Northampton, MA

MSW - Columbia University, New York, NY

BA - Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

I began my social work career at Riker's Island Correctional Facility, a 14,000 bed jail in NYC. After relocating to Colorado Springs, I joined the El Paso County Criminal Justice where I worked my way up from an entry-level clinician to the Director of Mental Health for the 1700 bed facility.

I bring expertise in the care and management of clients with severe and persistent mental illness, personality disorders, trauma histories and people who are acutely suicidal/self-injurious. 

I have been involved with the development and implementation of a highly successful, suicide prevention protocol at the El Paso County Jail in addition to writing standard operating procedures for the jail mental health team as well as the county Co-Responder Unit.

Outside of my forensic experience, i have also worked with the Child Center of New York with emotionally disturbed children and youth at Youth at Risk with the Beyond Barriers program for survivors of domestic violence and with Project Sanctuary, doing therapeutic recreation with Military families. I have spent several years in private practice and has experience working with clients with a diverse ranges of needs, backgrounds and symptoms. 



Experience across Associates, Bachelors of Masters levels of Social Work.

Newman University, MSW Program, Colorado Springs

Diagnosis & Assessment

Forensic Social Work

Comprehensive Seminar

Advanced Practice with Families

Family Centered Social Policy

Generalist Practice

Integrative Seminars

Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs

Introduction to Social Work

Introduction to Social Welfare Policy

Introduction to Clinical Practice

Human Behaviors in the Social Environment I & II

Introduction to Case Management

Wagner College, NYC

Race and Ethnic Relations

Introduction to Social Work



"Are They Mental Health or Behavioral?": Toward Object Relations Translation for Corrections Officers in the International Journal for Applied Psychoanalytic Studies


My academic interests include:

Treatment interventions with incarcerated populations

Processes & experiences of correctional treatment staff

Suicide risk prevention in locked facilities

Impact of co-responder programs on people in mental heath crisis



Colorado Springs, Colorado