Professional Training & Experience

Education:

1994 Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona
      Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
      Minor-Child Development  
      Psy Chi Honor Society

1997 Columbia University New York, New York
      Master of Science in Social Work
      Concentration: Clinical work with families and children

1999 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
      FDC Leadership Credential-Empowerment Skills for Leaders
      Family Development Credential (FDC) Program  

2012 National Tourettes Association CBIT Training Institute 
      Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tic Disorders


Memberships/ Licenses/ Affiliations:

California Licensed Social Worker LCSW 22387
National Association of Social Workers


Professional Experience:

Psychotherapist-Private Practice since 2005
Individual, family & group counseling services to children, adolescents & adults. 

2000-2006 Children’s Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry-Riley School program,San Diego,CA Lead Clinician
School based counseling/on-site mental health services, classroom observations, consultation & clinical supervision. 
Provided crisis counseling with Santana students immediately following the Santana High School shootings.

1999-2000 Children’s Hospital South Bay Home Support Program, San Diego,CA Team Leader/Lead Clinician
Managed family support/home visitation services for teen parents & high-risk families.

1998-1999 Police Athletic League Head Start-Brooklyn,NY Assistant Deputy Director of Social Services
Responsible for the oversight & management of Social Services,health,mental health & disability services.

1997-1999 Puerto Rican Family Institute-Brooklyn Mental Health Clinic,NY Mental Health Consultant
Out-patient individual & family therapy; play therapy, adolescent counseling, teen support groups.

1997-1998 Steinway Child and Family Services-Home & Community Based Waiver Program,NY Care Coordinator/Intensive In-Home Therapist
Coordinated home-based wrap-around services for families of SED children at risk of placement. 

1997 The Children’s Village Dobbs Ferry,NY Primary Therapist
Individual therapy & care coordination for SED children & teens in residential treatment.

1996-1997 Jewish Board Family and Children Services-Queens Family Counseling Center,NY Social Work Intern

Individual, group & family therapy for children & adolescents at risk of placement. 

1996 New York City Administration for Children Services,ACS Head Start Grantee Office of Program Development Social Work Intern
Presented at the NYC Head Start Training Conference, developed & analyzed evaluations/produced recommendations.
Assisted in the development of Columbia University’s Early Head Start program.
Participated in focus groups on the restructuring of ACS with Commissioner Nicholas Scopetta (former NYC Mayor)

1995-1996 Harlem Dowling West Side Center for Children & Family Services,NY Social Work Intern
Intensive case management services to people living with HIV and AIDS

1994-1995 San Diego Naval Station Child Development Center,CA Preschool Teacher 

1994 Fort McDowell Day Care, Yavapai Reservation,AZ  Assistant Director

1993-1994 Mesa Child Crisis Center,AZ, Child Care Specialist