I graduated summa cum laude from Millersville University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in social work and a minor in psychology. I completed an accelerated graduate school program and received a master's degree in social work in 2001 from Widener University.
National Association of Social Workers
Pennsylvania Society of Clinical Social Workers
Association for Play Therapy
Other professional activities
In addition to providing many in-house trainings to agency staff, I was an adjunct instructor in the undergraduate and graduate social work programs at Millersville University as well as in the graduate social work program at Temple University.
I was a Family Life Educator for five years, teaching parenting skill classes at local schools, churches, and for other organizations.
For 2 years, I was a member of the board of directors for a local non-profit organization serving the mental health needs of the community.
As an LCSW, I am required to earn 30 hours of continuing education credits every 2 years. However, I have consistently earned many more than the required number. As a lifelong learner, I am committed to learning about the most recent evidence-based treatments and accepted best practices in the mental health field.
After passing the required exam, I received the designation of Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in 2001. In 2006, after completing 3600 hours of supervised clinical work, I received the designation of Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) which is the highest level of social work licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.
I began my clinical career in August of 2001, providing treatment to children in their homes, schools, and communities. In 2003, I began working as an outpatient psychotherapist, and my clients included children, adolescents, and adults. During this time, I began to supervise interns who were in master's degree programs in social work and psychology, and in 2007 I became the assistant director of an internship program. I continued to see clients while I was training students to become therapists. In 2009, I assumed the position of director for a clinical program where I supervised the work of more than 20 therapists.