Thank you so much for your interest.
I've been involved in the therapeutic process since 2007. I work with general populations and mental health issues. I have extensive experience with children and adolescents, substance use disorders, trauma (sexual/violence, grief and loss, medical etc.), veterans, family interventions and most other mental health concerns.
I chose to open my own practice after the birth of my son. I absolutely love what I do. I believe that life is a journey with joys and struggles and we all have them. My oldest client has been age 86 and my youngest so far is 4. I typically work more with the parents for younger age children (0-5) because I think that the caregiver is the gateway for early children's mental health (barring any specific illness or traumatic event for the child).
After graduating from Paul Smith's College, I worked as a case manager for adults with developmental disabilities in Burlington. While I was living there I also got the opportunity to live and take care of a woman with severe Autism.
I was waiting to get back to the ADK's to work at Adirondack Leadership Expeditions, a wilderness therapy program for adolescents. This by far has been my favorite line of work. I would need seven more pages to describe this. Please ask if you would like to know more. I was happy to work with ALE for 5 years before they closed. One day I hope to create a wilderness program for adults....stay tuned : )
Throughout my Master's program at SUNY Plattsburgh, I was able to work at Conifer Park Outpatient for Substance Treatment, St. Joe's Inpatient Program for Substance Treatment and Catherine Freer Wilderness Program in Oregon. I tried living in Vermont and worked at an alternative middle/high school for awhile before coming back home to Saranac Lake. I was lucky enough to work primarily in the Tupper Lake School District as a school counselor in addition to the outpatient clinic at NorthStar Behavioral Health Services.
Please contact me with any questions you may have at 518-788-9488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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