Since 1973, I have worked in the mental health field as both a counselor and administrator. I am very familiar with hospital, residential, detoxification, partial hospital and outpatient levels of care.
In 2011 I was awarded The Laura Roe National Alcoholism and Drug Counselor of the Year. This is the highest clinical award given by NADAAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals, and I received the Massachusetts Counselor of the Year in 2010 which is the most prestigious award bestowed by The Board of the Massachusetts Association of Alcoholism and Drug Counselors.
In my private practice, I work with adults and offer individual counseling. I have a strong understanding of the 12 Step sobriety program, and offer patients referrals to the needed level of care in treatment. I can easily refer patients for medications and other levels of care as needed.
In addition to being Licensed as a Mental Health Counselor and as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor level one in the state of Massachusetts, I am Certified as an Addition Specialist. I have a Master of Education in Community Counseling. Further, I have earned a Clinical Pastoral Education Unit One in ministry, and have attended the Spiritual Direction training at The Mercy Center in California.
Over the years, I have published multiple professional articles, and have been involved with a number of the US Dept of Health and Human Services SAMSHA 'TIPS' publications. I have volunteered as a Behavioral Health Disaster Responder for several disaster response organizations since before Katrin/Rita. And because I continue to believe service work in the community to be important, I have served on many committees and boards.
My areas of speciality include: addiction and mental health co-occurring treatment, grief and trauma work, men's issues, spiritual health, and care for professionals and First Responders.
Telehealth care is available, and is easy to arrange.