I am a licensed clinical social worker with a passion for supporting others in their journey toward lifelong recovery. I am experienced in a wide range of areas working with vulnerable populations.
My life’s mission is to help individuals, families and communities heal from addiction and other mental health challenges. With a passion for helping and supporting others in their journey toward lifelong recovery, I bring more than 19 years of experience working with clients and families, educating students, supervising clinicians and improving communities.
My commitment to research, ethics and best practices has made me a nationally recognized addiction expert. With multiple print, television and online appearances including CNN and the Economist, I am sought-after public speaker and presenter on the topics of substance use disorders and mental illness.
Additionally, I earned my Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan and my Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Illinois and is licensed in Illinois and California.
I am a resource to help guide you through life’s most complex and difficult times. I truly care about my clients' well-being and guarantee compassionate but direct coaching, intervention and psychological services. Recognizing the unique challenges of each individual, my style is eclectic and catered to your needs.
I blend my diverse professional experience, evidence-based models, my personal recovery and my sometimes funny sense of humor as a holistic model of care.
Please contact me to learn about my intervention services, therapy and recovery support coaching.