Areas of Specialty

  • Health and Illness
  • Coping with cancer
  • Resource and Referral
  • Mood disorders
  • Discharge Planning
  • Reiki
  • Bereavement
  • Aging

Education

Master of Social Service Administration
Specializing in Medical Social Work and Aging
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

1982


1979

Experience

President / Therapist / Behavioral Health Counselor
Hearth Consultants, LLC, Pepper Pike, Ohio
Provide counseling to individuals, couples and groups

Social Worker / Case Management
Medina Hospital, Medina, Ohio
Provide psychosocial assessment, resource and referral

Therapist / Behavioral Health
Marymount Hospital, Garfield Heights, Ohio

  • Provide psychotherapy to individuals and couples.
  • Coordinate care with Psychiatry and Intensive outpatient team.

Social Worker / Case Management
Huron Hospital, East Cleveland, Ohio

  • Provide psychosocial assessment and crisis intervention services on step down unit.
  • Member of community outreach committee.

Social Worker / Case Management
Cleveland Clinic Heath System, Greater Cleveland Region

  • Covered all units at Euclid, Hillcrest and Marymount Hospitals
  • Covered outpatient Cancer Centers at South Pointe and Hillcrest Hospitals.
  • Provided weekend coverage to all units at Huron Hospital, 2005 – 2007.
  • Assessed and counseled patients and families, assisted with resource and referrals, facilitated transfers to other facilities, created ECIN referrals.
  • Worked on multidisciplinary treatment teams.
  • Taught Gestalt Theory at staff meetings 1999 – 2000.

Employee Assistance Counselor /
Managed Care Therapist

Human Affairs International, Beachwood, Ohio
Provided brief therapy and resource and referral to individuals, couples and families.

Social Worker
Cleveland Clinic Heath System,
Greater Cleveland Region

  • Interviewed patients and their families as part of the psychosocial assessment.
  • Counseled patients and families regarding life changes.
  • Member of the Quality Assurance Board.
  • Provided resource and referral information and facilitated transfer to alternative facilities.
  • Provided discharge planning services as one of two in-house social workers.

Social Worker
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Provided psychosocial assessments, worked on interdisciplinary treatment teams.
  • Organized and administered “I Can Cope” education and support groups for cancer patients and their families.
  • Counseled patients and their families regarding discharge planning, end of life issues and issues related to chronic illness.

2010 – Present


2010


2002 – 2010




2007 – 2010




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1993 – 2002




1988 – 1991










1982 – 1987

Certifications and Licenses

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S)

Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Certification in Working with Groups

Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Certification in Working with Individuals

Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Certification in Working with Couples and Families

Notary Public

Certified Reiki III Master/Teacher

Institute of Light Certification

Community Service

Shaker Height Youth Center Board Member

Leader: Peer Consultation Group

Presenter NEOCOM Conference

Board Member of Shaker Heights PTO

America Speaks Facilitator — Cleveland Project

Committee Member — Cleveland Sight Center Board

America Speaks Facilitator — New York City
9/11 Project

Past Board Member of Schnurmann Luther House

2011 – Present

2011 – Present

2011

1990 – 2010

2008 – 2009

2006

2002