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Remote Learning & Virtual Services

In response to COVID-19, Kean University is conducting remote education and providing all services remotely until further notice. Find out more.

Education

M.S., Counseling, University of Bridgeport

Ed.D., Counseling Education, Argosy University-Sarasota

Areas of Expertise

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with specialties in Mental Health
  • Addictions, & School Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC)
  • Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (NJ Certified)
  • Disaster and trauma
  • Mass violence
  • Treating trauma and related disorders
  • Alcohol and drug prevention
  • School counseling programs
  • Brain-based interventions in schools

Courses Taught

  • Orientation to Professional Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Practicum Internship
  • Sexuality and Counseling

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching counseling is a developmental process and things unfold differently for each person. The classroom is an interactive and experiental process where hands-on experiences of some of what students will do as counselors is critical. I may have expertise but am not THE expert in everything as some of my students know more about certain areas than I - so we are a community of learners, as this process is never done. Learning is best accomplished through empathic, nurturing and patient environment that recognizes the complexities of being human. I remind students it's not where you start, it's where you finish as counselor preparation is a journey that we are on together.