I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies from the University of Delaware . I obtained my Master of Social Work degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where I focused my learning on clinical work with survivors of trauma. While completing my MSW at Penn, I received the John Hope Franklin Combating American Racism Award for my attention to the great import of an anti-racist lens in clinical social work.
I also completed my Doctorate in Clinical Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. My doctoral research focused on the experience of psychological safety after a sexual assault.
In addition to my clinical practice, I currently work as a part-time lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, where I teach Master's level social work courses in the School of Social Policy and Practice.
My academic training has prepared me for my previous work providing psychotherapy at a domestic violence shelter, an outpatient mental health clinic, a rape and suicide crisis center, and most recently, a university counseling center.
My professional affiliations include the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work and the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work. I am licensed to practice clinical social work in Delaware and Pennsylvania.