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About Me

I received a Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University in 1995, and my training there was in direct clinical practice with children and adults.  I am licensed to practice in the state of Virginia as a clinical social worker which means that I completed two years of post-graduate supervised practice and then passed the Virginia state licensing exam in order to obtain my LCSW license in 1997.  I have been in private practice here in Fredericksburg for more than 20 years. I am a mid-life career changer, having been an artist and a professional photographer prior to becoming a therapist.

Education & Training


2021-2022 - Integrative Psychiatry Institute - Certified Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Provider

2007-10 - New Directions; Writing with a Psychoanalytic Edge, Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Washington, DC

2003-06 - Advanced Training in Psychotherapy, Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, DC


1993-95 - MSW - School of Social Work, New York University, NY

1977-79 - MA - Hunter College, City University of New York, NY

1971-75 - BFA - Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT

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