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About Me

I have experience as a social worker, public school teacher, homeschool teacher and mother.

For You and Your Family


am a keen observer with an authentic and caring presence who is able to take a broad view while assessing each family’s unique situation. Though I do not provide therapy, I coach my clients based on my professional and personal experiences as a clinical social worker and parent. We can work together to gain insight and develop action plans to maximize your success in harmony with your family’s values. While I focus on finding practical solutions, finding them often requires creativity and flexibility, and thinking outside of the box.

While I began my career as a public school teacher, over time I found myself drawn to working with individual children and their families. Eventually, I went back to school to become a clinical social worker and began working with children, adolescents and adults in many different contexts.  My experience includes inpatient and outpatient psychiatric social work, foster care placements, agency social work, school/homeschool social work and family counseling.

When my own children started school, I found myself questioning the fit. Eventually I landed in the wonderful and challenging world of homeschool. I had never dreamed that I would venture off the traditional school path, but almost a decade later, I can’t imagine our lives without the freedoms that homeschooling has given us.

Special areas of experience and interest include, but are not limited to:

  • primary and secondary infertility
  • miscarriage and infant loss
  • pregnancy and postpartum adjustment
  • homeschool
  • dealing with traditional public and private schools
  • foster care and adopted children
  • supporting a family member needing in or outpatient psychiatric care
  • special needs children and their siblings
  • highly gifted and 2E children
  • immigrant and refugee families and children
  • self-esteem problems (in both parents and children)
  • disability across the lifespan
  • identity formation
  • addictions and dual diagnosis
  • life transitions
  • spirituality
  • midlife issues
  • aging
  • divorced/separated/blended families
  • bereaved children and families
  • complicated grief
  • coparenting
  • Cassandra syndrome

My Credentials

  • B.A. from Columbia University
  • M.S. in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Licensed Master of Social Work (NY) 
  • Licensed Social Worker (NJ)
  • Licensed School Social Worker (NJ)
  • Public School Teacher Certification (NY)
  • Certified Professional Life Coach

And what I do for a bit of fun…