“Support and Guidance”
A warm welcome. I view my role as being both teacher and “Sherpa” (an experienced guide), helping you acquire the skills and insights to handle
life's difficulties and challenges.
Walking by your side, helping carry the heavy loads, predicting bad weather, identifying and navigating the obstacles, and suggesting tools and resources,
together we will work on achieving your goals.
We all need help at times, and I provide comfort, support, and guidance. Finding the right “Sherpa” can make all the difference.
I received my Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Columbia University and have been trained at the Columbia University Center for Complicated Grief. I am a member of the Association of Death Education and Counseling.
I completed their Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT) program because of a personal loss of my own.
My beloved father died when I was 17 and a senior in high school. My reaction, as an only child of older parents whose role was that of the “perfect” daughter, was to be stoic. Instead of grieving, I buried my
emotions and "soldiered" on. Later losses triggered my need to confront/process/work through my father's death. This led me to study the process of loss and grief to help others who might be stuck or struggling
to find comfort and support.
I have had extensive experience in the prevention and treatment of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, child sexual abuse, and suicide prevention. I have worked on crisis, suicide, domestic violence, and breast cancer hotlines.