I spent 20 years primarily working with people with mental, intellectual and developmental disabilities. I am a published author and have presented at International Conferences. As a Master Level Instructor for the Crisis Prevention Institute, I have provided over 4,000 hours of training in verbal and physical crisis intervention techniques. I have maintained a private practice since 1998, providing therapy to individuals, groups, couples and families. While working for Service Access & Management, Inc. (SAM, Inc.), in Reading, PA, I developed a Mobile Service Team that reduced psychiatric hospitalizations by 50% within the first two months the team was in operation. In 1998, I began working for Supportive Concepts for Families, Inc. and became more involved with the deinstitutionalization process, providing clinical supervision, mobile therapy and developing behavior support plans for consumers who have spent most of their lives in an institutional setting.  I also developed over 30 training modules used in staff development on such varied topics as “Death, Dying and Mental Retardation,” “A Day on Autism,” “Lead Management & Supervision,” “Problematic Sexual Behavior,” “Stress Reduction,” “Borderline Personality Disorder” and “The Criminal Mind.” Currently, I am working with people who want to get the most from their lives, to teach people how to change their response to stress and how to improve relationships. You may find my services helpful if you have experienced trauma in you life. You may also find my services helpful if you have difficulty maintaining focus or paying attention.

My experience has led to interests and expertise in these  areas: