So what can you expect from working with me? I pride myself on being a life-long learner and how that impacts the clinical relationship is that I am open to shift where new research supports the work that I am doing with clients. Therefore Knowledge is one of my building blocks.
I have been an integral part in providing for the mental health needs of our community in Orange, County, New York for decades where I first started out owning a home-based day care before moving into the field of social work. I also was on the Orange County Crisis Team for 11 years and provided crisis counseling to school communities during times of death and tragedies. My roots run long and deep in this community and so you can expect Professionalism. When I share my story about how I came to be a social worker I sum it up with this, I did not find social work, rather it found me. I absolutely LOVE the work I do and may be one of the few people who actually get excited about learning a new therapeutic approach knowing this will be something to relieve the symptoms of clients. So Passion would be my next building block. I'm the one who cries my eyes out at the ending of the show "Undercover Boss" because my heart is overwhelmed by watching the ability of someone to do good in the lives of others and change their world for good. I see the work that I do every day just like that; having the privilege to work with someone, share the tools that you have been given and watch the positive impact in their lives. That leads me to Compassion.