I have over 29 years of experience providing mental health and addictions-related counseling services to adolescents, adults, and elders in a variety of inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. In addition to my clinical experience, I have provided consultation and training to a variety of groups and organizations, including 10+ years as an Adjunct Instructor in the Graduate Counseling Program at Rhode Island College. I believe that my teaching experience has helped me to stay current with emerging best practices and enables me to match evidence-based interventions to the specific issues facing my clients.
I am dually licensed as a Mental Health Counselor and Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor and I am also internationally certified as a Co-Occurring Disorders Professional-Diplomate. I hold a Master's degree in Educational Psychology and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Mental Health Counseling.
While I am trained in a variety of treatment modalities, the actual counseling approach I use with a given client is determined by that client's preferences and personal goals, as well as the nature of the issue being addressed. Any approach I use will incorporate a strengths-based, client-centered focus that seeks to enhance the client's level of motivation for personal growth and change. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, addiction, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse problems, bipolar disorder, relationship isuues, anger management, and attention deficit disorder. I would be happy to speak with you about how I can be of assistance in dealing with the issues you may be facing.