In 1989, I graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in religion and later obtained a master’s degree in religion from the University of Chicago in 1992, studying the intersection of psychology and religion. In 1994, I completed my master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration specializing in clinical social work. I worked with a profoundly diverse client population in a southwest-side community mental health center and the outpatient psychiatry departments of two large hospitals before beginning to build my private practice. Since 1999, I have worked exclusively in private practice.
With the strong belief that many of us have lost the connection between mind and body, I obtained my certifications in Yoga for the Special Child (2005) and Radiant Child Yoga (2006), merging my decades-long passion for yoga and working with children of all ability levels. Although I no longer teach yoga in a studio setting, I maintain my own practice and frequently use yoga techniques such as breathing, guided relaxation, movement, and visualization in my work with clients of all ages.
In July 2017, I completed my wellness coaching certification through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Becoming a wellness coach represents an expansion and deepening of my interest in the connection between mental health and integrative nutrition.
I am continually awed–and inspired–by my clients’ resilience, fortitude, and authenticity. I live in Evanston with my family and a menagerie of animals.