Originally from Western New York (greater Buffalo area), I have lived and worked in the Las Vegas Valley for 20 years. I attended college at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in the Finger Lakes of NY with the intention of becoming a literature teacher. Various work and life experiences drew me toward a career helping people and their families heal and grow, and I returned for my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Buffalo. Since graduating in 1998, I have held clinical licensure in NY, OH, and NV. Along the way, I have learned as much – if not more – from my clients as they tell me they have learned from me. I consider myself a student of life alongside my clients and have started the 6th decade of my life with joy and optimism.

I use she/her/hers pronouns and am LGBTQIA and BIPOC-Affirming.