THERAPIST, CONSULTANT, SPEAKER, COACH
Face, Embrace, and Fight! ®
CLINICAL EXPERT, DYNAMIC SPEAKER
I am a holistic (mind, body, spirit) practitioner with over twenty years of clinical social work practice experience. I hold current, independent clinical licenses in two states (CA #21001, IL 149.009716, NPI#1023071941), as well as professional certifications in Health and Wellness Coaching (Wellcoaches #100020), and Alcohol and Drug Counseling (IL #20963). I earned a Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice, Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I provide clinical services to adults and facilitate individual, family and couples therapy. My skills as a therapist and coach, coupled with my diverse life experiences enhance the consultation I may provide you on a variety of topics, including goal development and achievement, and method acting. I am a motivational speaker who energizes and educates audiences on topics that include strategies for confronting life’s challenges.
I inspire others by sharing my strategies for facing the most challenging moments in life, embracing the status of the situation in which we find ourselves, and fighting for meaningful change! I am available to present on a variety of clinical topics including trauma, resiliency, and substance use disorder.
COACH & CONSULTANT
As a health and wellness coach, and consultant, I can help you to identify your short and long-term goals, and create actionable steps that will move you towards the vision you have for a life of your choosing. My coaching and consulting services are diverse, and I have the formal education and skills to help you identify and overcome the barriers that have been getting in the way of the best "you" you can be!
LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
I am happy to provide you with the clinical services you need to live the life of your choosing! I work with adults, individuals, couples, and families on a variety of clinical issues. I also provide very unique consultation and therapeutic services to method actors.
I am a published author of two books of poetry, available on Amazon.com.
User-involvement/oriented Care Models and Substance Use Disorder Care:
Review of the Literature, Addiction, Research, and Therapy 2016,
User-involvement/oriented Care Models and Substance Use Disorder Care, Dissertation University of PA, School of Social Policy and Practice, http://repository.upenn.edu/edissertations_sp2/86/