Administrative Director and Counselor
Specialties: Career & Life Coaching; Sex Therapy; Biblio/Reading, Creative/Expressive, Eco/Animal, Existential, Humanistic, Narrative, and Writing Therapies
I come to the fields of counseling, coaching, and psychotherapy with more than twenty years of experience as a teacher, scholar, researcher, and writer in the humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences, where I studied, researched, taught, and wrote about identities, survival, and the human condition. Guided by the research and theories of Carl Rogers and Albert Ellis, I am interested in using profound and philosophical existential and humanistic therapies to help people to understand their own complex and worthy humanity. It is important to help people create meaningful existences for themselves, and to help them to understand the various purposes of their lives. I am also an advocate of mindfulness and contemplation, which allow people to focus on making the necessary changes and improvements in their lives. I use creative, expressive, and narrative therapies to focus on my patients’ own personal stories—and the stories of others—in order to empower them, and to help them to cope, heal, thrive, and survive through difficult situations and events. I earned my A.B.D. in English from St. John’s University; Ed.M. in English Education from Teachers College of Columbia University; M.S. in Library and Information Science from Long Island University; M.S. in School Administration and Supervision from Touro College; and both degrees: M.A. and B.A. in English from Brooklyn College.