Education and Credentials
I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University—ranked among the Top 25 social work programs in the nation. With over a decade of mental health experience in community mental health, non-profit organizations, and higher education, I most recently held the position of Clinical Director at the University of South Florida (USF) Counseling Center.
While at USF, I served as the co-chair for the Eating Disorder Interdisciplinary Treatment Team, developed and implemented best-practice strategies for the SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant, and presented at multiple national conferences on the topics of suicide and mental health prevention strategies.
I am honored to be recognized as a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work (BCD) granted by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. As well, I serve as a Qualified Supervising Professional (QSP) in the State of Florida for Registered Social Work Interns pursuing licensure.
In the summer of 2017 I began intensively studying a new ground-breaking treatment, Radically Open DBT, with treatment founder Dr. Thomas Lynch. As a Certified RO DBT Senior Clinician and Trainer, I offer consultation and up to one-day length trainings in Radically Open DBT to improve treatment outcomes with difficult-to-treat clients in a variety of mental health settings. Additional RO DBT projects I’m working on include co-authoring a Family Skills Class manual for parents of adolescent and young adults with maladaptive over-control, and I serve an international leadership committee using RO DBT with adolescents and developing treatment adaptations for future publication. If you are interested in learning more, please do not hesitate to contact me.