I’d like to tell you a little about myself, because it is important for you to feel a sense of trust and Connection with me if we are going to work together. So first, my life in a nutshell:
I grew up in New Jersey (land of the best tomatoes in the world and Bruce Springsteen), then left to travel around the country, footloose and fancy free, for several years. I lived in Connecticut, Florida, Pennsylvania, and California and had jobs ranging from agricultural assistant (I have a bug named after me!) to bartender to bank teller to veterinary assistant.
During these years, I was also a house parent at a drug rehab and then, with my husband, worked for a private psychiatric facility where we lived with the patients as surrogate parents. It became increasingly clear to me that counseling was more than just another job, it is who I am, and so I returned to New Jersey to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling.