Independent Practice, True Colors Center for Creative Therapy
Newton, NJ 2006 to present.
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR Conduct individual therapy and group therapy, with a touch of marriage and family therapy. Former locations were in Hamburg, Budd Lake and in Sussex County Psychiatric Services in Stanhope.
Youth Advocate Program, Sparta, New Jersey, 2008 to 2009 PER-DIEM IN-HOME COUNSELOR. Provided in-home counseling for families with children at risk of placement.
St. Clare’s Behavioral Health Services, Sussex, New Jersey Worked for Hospital for seven years in the following positions and programs: SENIOR CLINICIAN, GIRLS RULE PROGRAM, 2005 to 2007 * Conducted assessments, group therapy for adolescent girls at risk for developing more serious problems. * Developed curriculum to meet requirements of the Juvenile Justice Commission and the needs of the particular girls in the group. SENIOR CLINICIAN, CHILD ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM, 2003 to 2005 (this program is also known as the "Center for Protection of Children") * Conducted therapy for victims of abuse and neglect. * Completed classes to become certified in the use of EMDR, a state-of-the-art therapy to help desensitize clients to traumatic experiences.
Led two well-received workshops, entitled Show 'n' Tell: Diversity in Action and From TRANSparence to Visibility: Managing the Risks of Coming Out as Trans. These workshops used psychodramatic methods to build rapport, facilitate discussions and create an experience that fostered empathy and understanding for transgender individuals.
ENGAGING THE DIFFICULT ADOLESCENT, April 24, 2007
Gave speech for New Jersey Counseling Association Annual Conference. DEVELOPING DELINQUENCY PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR GIRLS, November 17, 2006 Spoke as part of a panel on Gender Specific programs for New Jersey Association of County Youth Services Commissions’ “Realizing Potential and Changing Lives” Conference, Ocean Place, NJ.
EMPOWERING GIRLS TO SUCCEED, October 10, 2006 Gave speech on the theoretical underpinnings of the Girls Rule program for the American Association of University Women[My speech is cited at the far right and bottom of this link, under October 2006.]