Specializing In
Anxiety, Stress Management, and Coping, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping), Post Traumatic Stress, Crisis Management, Adolescent Issues, Team Building, Grief and Loss, Group Work, Mentoring, and Mediation


  • Masters Degree in Counseling, Western Connecticut State University

  • Masters Degree in Education, CCNY 

  • Bachelors Degree in Education, SUNY Oswego



  • Licensed Professional Counselor (psychotherapist) in private practice

  • Adjunct Professor in the Counselor Education Department at Fairfield University

  • Forty years experience in public education as a counselor and teacher

  • Twenty years experience as a Workshop Presenter and Keynote Speaker

Leadership and Awards

  • Past President: Connecticut Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

  • American Counseling Association National Recognition Award: Samuel T. Gladding, Unsung Hero Award, March 2015

  • Community Service Award, Connecticut Counseling Association: May 2014

  • Adjunct Professor of the Year, Fairfield University Graduate School: May 2013

  • Past Chair of the North Atlantic Region of the American Counseling Association

  • Past President of the Connecticut Counseling Association

  • Past President of the Connecticut School Counselor Association

  • Closing keynote speaker at the American Counseling Association Leadership Institute (2 years)

  • Member of the Newtown Lions Club: Received the Ambassador of Sight Award (2010), the Good Sheppard Award (2012), and the Melvin Jones Award (2013)

  • Chair of the Newtown Lions Foundation Sandy Hook Elementary Fund

  • A published singer-songwriter (BMI)

“My role is not to fix you or tell you what to do, but to teach you ways to help yourself become the person you want to be.”


“Life is easier when you clear out the negative beliefs that you carry.”


“You cannot change the way other people treat you.  However, when YOU change, you often find that people will treat you differently.”