Biography

“We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.” – Herman Melville

 

I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience, practicing in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. As a certified Imago Therapist, I incorporate Imago Relationship Therapy into my counseling services, specializing in relationship building, conflict and anger management, and addressing grief, loss, and trauma.

I worked for 16 years as the Jewish Chaplain and Counselor at Georgetown University’s Law and Medical Centers providing psychological counseling and pastoral care to students, faculty, and staff. As a member of an interfaith Campus Ministry team at Georgetown, I developed with other colleagues an interfaith “Prayer in Daily Life Retreat.” This retreat became a very popular program that continues to this day providing spiritual direction and pastoral care to a religiously diverse cross section of the Law Center community.

Following my tenure at Georgetown, I joined the staff of the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, metropolitan DC’s premier agency providing grief, loss, and trauma services to individuals, couples, and families. As a staff therapist in the adult department I provided individual, conjoint/family, and group counseling services. My tenure overlapped the September 11th tragedy, providing an intense immersion in emergency crisis intervention and trauma services.

I received my master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning. I became certified as an Imago therapist in 2006 and have been active in both MAIT (Mid-Atlantic Imago Therapists) and IRI (Imago Relationships International) professional associations, as well as a member of NASW (the National Association of Social Workers).