I began my pursuit of higher education by obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Miami. I continued my academic career at Nova Southeastern University, in Davie, FL, where I completed a Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, along with a specialization in Medical Family Therapy; this unique approach addresses the systemic interactions among patients, their families, and their doctors and supports the family system when the focus of the family is reoriented to center on health issues.
I have specialized and am passionate in therapeutic treatment with the multiple dynamics encompassing couples counseling, adoption, military families, and families living with a medical diagnosis, specifically the delicate position of caregivers during illness in the family. I have also closely worked with adolescents and adults enduring depression, anxiety, addiction, and I have a particular respect and reverence for the aging population as they navigate through various stages of change. I have ample experience with diverse populations and honor the valued traditions of different cultures. I am fluent in English, Spanish, and Hebrew, and have over 20 years of professional work and research experience in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy.
The conversations that occur in a therapeutic setting have the power of creating significant change for the client which, additionally, creates a sense of hope and possibilities in the client’s family life. The relationship between client and clinician should be a trusting and strong fit for each client; I honor each client’s story, their resilience, and their decision to work towards a safe outcome during the moments in our lives that challenge us the most.