I am an NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a
psychotherapy practice in
Fair Lawn, NJ.

I graduated New York University's clinical track with a Masters in Social Work in 1986. Prior to that, I received my B.A. In Social Work from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1983. In between those degrees, from 1984 - 1985, I worked at Friendship House Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center in Hackensack, NJ as a Rehabilitation Assistant counseling chronic psychiatric clients in a Partial Care Program. After completing my M.S.W., I worked at Goshen Outpatient Clinic in Goshen, NY, from 1986 - 1991 as a staff psychotherapist treating children, teens, adults, couples, groups and families and conducting evaluations. There I gained invaluable experience working with a wide range of populations and developed my play therapy speciality, treating physically and sexually abused children.

After moving from New York State to NJ in late 1991, I started working at Jewish Family Service in Hackensack, NJ, as a staff psychotherapist treating all populations. While at JFS, I worked off site two days weekly as a Consultant at The Solomon Schechter Day School in New Milford, counseling children and teens, providing consultation to the staff and conducting classroom programs on self-esteem and other relevant topics. I also served one day a week as a Consultant to the Washington Township Y for their Nursery School and their Senior Program. I left JFS in 1994 to start my own private practice and have been in private practice for the past 23 years.

Licensure and Certifications
Licensure and Certifications
NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Lic no. 44SC00042800
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Lic no. RO34302-1
NJ Certified Divorce Mediator -  2014, NJ Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM)

Professional Talks and Workshops
I have conducted professional workshops and given talks for various schools, synagogues, institutions and organizations. Topics have included: Positive Discipline, Handling Difficult Situations in the Classroom, Jewish Women and Stress, The Changing Role of The Jewish Woman, Jewish Mother-Daughter Relationships and The Impact of 9/11.

Volunteer Work
I served as President of the Fair Lawn Chapter of Hadassah from 2000 - 2002 and prior to that served on the chapter's executive board as Membership VP and Programming VP.  I was honored by the chapter as their 2002-2003 Woman of the Year. I was the Region Executive Board's representative on the Young Leaders Mission to Israel in the summer of 2001.

Professional Affiliations
National Association of Social Workers
The New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work