I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience. I received my training in South Africa (BA Social Work at University of the Witwatersrand, MSW at the University of South Africa). I have worked in in-patient and out-patient mental health facilities, and was the director of a non-profit for ten years. For the past fifteen years, I have been privileged to work in the area I am so passionate about - private practice therapy to adults.
Every day I get to see people grapple with the issues that have been confounding them, and every day I am awe-struck by the power of the human spirit to make progress. I believe in the incremental approach of skills building, gradually and at a pace that is comfortable for the client. I see it as my responsibility to provide a safe and warm environment where my clients can work on their issues, while feeling supported and empowered. I am eclectic in my philosophy, and will draw from a variety of schools of thought as they fit the client's needs. In general, I am solution focused and frequently draw from cognitive behavioral therapy, especially when focusing on anxiety, depression and pain management.