I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker with a Clinical specialty (LCSW-C). I have almost 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders that impact adults, adolescents and families. I have advanced training in Mood Disorders, EMDR, PTSD, Complex Trauma, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Adolescent Mental Health. I am Level II C-PTSD Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP-II) and am also certified in EMDR. I have specialized training about how trauma impacts upon the developing brains of adolescents as well as on the brain functioning of adults and have presented both locally and nationally on the topic. In years past, I worked in agency settings as a Therapist, Milieu Manager, Clinical Director and Adjunct Faculty teaching Graduate Students in Loyola's School Counseling program and UMD's School of Social Work.