Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Children and Adolescents

University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore MD | May 1999

Masters of Social Work

The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. | May 1992

Bachelors of Arts in Social Work

Salisbury State University, Salisbury MD | May 1991



Private PracticE | 1996-present

  • Individual and family therapy, specializing in the treatment of sexually abused and traumatized children and adolescents
  • Sexual Abuse Evaluations
  • Individual and Family treatment of juvenile sex offenders

Consultant, Boys Hope Girls Hope Group Home, Baltimore MD | 2005-present

  • Provide training to staff
  • Group facilitator for adolescent boys in out-of-home placement

Consultant, TurnAround Inc., Towson, MD | 2003-2004

  • Provided case consultation to LCSW-Cs working with victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse

Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Towson MD | 1995 – 1999

  • Mental Health Therapist for Therapeutic Foster Care Program
  • Individual and Family therapy for severely emotionally disturbed youth
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist
  • Facilitator of Therapeutic and Education Groups for severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents
  • Trainer of therapeutic foster parents
  • In-house trainer on attachment disorders and sexual abuse
  • Coordinator of foster parent training program
  • Developed agency-wide behavior policy
  • Developed Specialized Parenting Curriculum, aimed to address parenting the severely emotionally disturbed child

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Towson MD | 1992 – 1994

  • Lead Clinical Social Worker for Persons with HIV/AIDS
  • Individual and family therapy, specializing in Grief and Bereavement
  • Facilitator of Support Groups for patients, families, and children
  • Community Outreach – provided HIV/AIDS education to local high schools
  • Member of Multidisciplinary Team
  • Member, Advisory Board Outpatient HIV/Substance Abuse Program

Arlington Hospital, Arlington VA  | 1991 – 1992

  • Two-semester internship on adult in-patient psychiatric unit
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Coleader of Expressive Therapy Groups
  • Member of Multidisciplinary Team
  • Discharge planning

The Life Crisis Center, Salisbury, MD | 1990 – 1991

  • Two-semester internship working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Victim advocate in medical and legal arenas
  • First response crisis counselor
  • Short-term crisis counseling


FAST DEFENSE, Baltimore MD | 2004 – pres.

  • Facilitator and Coach for personal safety and awareness training

HERO, Baltimore MD | 1992 – 1995

  • Co-facilitator of Buddy Support Group
  • Trainer for biannual Buddy Training


  • Member National Association of Social Workers
  • Qualified in Baltimore, Howard, and Carroll County Juvenile Courts as an expert witness in sexual abuse
  • Trainer for Baltimore County Police Department’s Counseling Team
  • Individual supervision and training under Dr. Eliana Gil, renowned expert in treating abused and traumatized children (1996 – present)
  • Presenter at annual MARFY conference on Attachment Disorders in Traumatized Children (1996)
  • Facilitator for Self Esteem / Self Defense Group for sexually abused girls