Virginia Collaborative Professionals
Charleston, South Carolina 29403
Profession(s)Mental Health Professional, Psychologist
I work as both a child specialist and a collaborative coach. I am committed to helping children, adolescents and adults clarify, and remove, impediments to realizing their own dreams and desires. I am also committed to the collaborative goal of helping each family member feel heard and respected, regardless of age or status. I feel this is most effectively accomplished through developing each person's own effective voice, and through advocating for his/her interests, and the interests of his/her family as a whole, within the collaborative team.
Professional ActivitiesPast Co-President of the Collaborative Professionals of Richmond (2 year term: 2011-2012) ~ ~Member of the Collaborative Practice Training Institute
State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., Psychology, 1974.
Virginia Treatment Center for Children, Medical College of Virginia, Child Clinical Psychology Internship, 1980-81.
Syracuse University, Syracuse N.Y., Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1983.
Longstanding member of psychotherapy peer support groups, aimed at developing strategies to help people manage divorce and other life crises (1984-2009).
Trained in the full team, collaborative divorce model by the Phoenix, AZ group (May, 2008); current active member in 2 area training/peer support collaborative groups.