I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I received a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982.
After two years of undergraduate work at Duke (1971-73), I became clearer on what I wanted to do with my life and knew there was a better school to orient me toward a career in therapy. I finished my undergraduate work at Pitzer College in Claremont California and worked for a mental health clinic in Ontario, California until 1978. For most of my career, I’ve split my time between private practice and public clinic work. I continue to do some clinic work, but my focus is primarily on my private practice these days (hence, the website).
I am a member of the North Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work and The American Academy of Psychotherapists (AAP). AAP has been a source of great inspiration and renewal for me. See their website at www.aapweb.com for more of a sense of my professional context. I continue to find great fascination and joy in this work and though I have been at it quite a while, I have no intention of retiring.