Licensed Social Worker/Clinical Therapist


(602) 526-2771
(602) 494-3131 Fax

Challenges I Work With

  • Working with child/adolescents
  • Adults and seniors – specialization in family/child-welfare
  • Social skills
  • Friendship skills
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Honoring self
  • Positive strengths and challenges
  • Feeling identification
  • Awareness of emotions
  • Body imagery & facial expressions
  • Communication skills
  • Mindfulness
  • Diaphragm breathing
  • Visualization
  • Relaxation
  • Healthy relationships – respect for self & others
  • Developmental disorders
  • Bereavement – death and loss concerns
  • Goal setting
  • Action plans and success
  • Issues with ADHD
  • Academic underachievement
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral issues
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Career counseling
  • Chronic impulsivity
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning disabilities
  • Life coaching
  • Medical issues
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer relationships
  • Self esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic brain injury

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Therapist practicing over 25 years. I am privileged to have worked with outstanding professionals in the areas of Developmental Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Education, and Medical Care. Initially my specialization began with the young child, middle school, and adolescence populations. Twelve years ago, I began to work with Adult and Senior Populations. There are times in life people struggle with situations. This may include depression, anxiety, anger, frustration, poor choice making, poor coping skills, and relationship issues. Together as a team we focus on safety, security, stability and manifesting success. Dedicated to evidence based treatment, promoting a holistic model of wellness, assessing needs, developing treatment plans, and working as a team. Some Therapeutic Modalities used include: Crisis Intervention, Client Centered, CBT, DBT, Skills Training, Mindfulness, Psychoeducational, Psychoanalytic, and Solution Focused Therapy. Striving to teach, guide, and support all clients. 

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Social Workers: Arizona


  • Clinician of the Year in 2014 at Bayless Behavioral Health

A Little About Me

I Grew Up In…

Phoenix, Arizona


Family, Nature, Travel, Social with Friends

I’m Known For…

Working Hard and Striving to do my Best in Situations:  Listening, Honesty, and Being Me.

One Person I Wish I Could Meet or Could Have Met

Lucille Ball  and Abraham Lincoln

Something I’m Very Proud Of

My 2 Precious and Successful Children,  25 yrs of marriage, My Education, My Career, and Working to Be the Best Me Possible

An Important Thing I Learned as a Child or Teen

Life is not always easy, but working to move forward is a MUST.

A Favorite Quote

Only as high as I reach can I grow
Only as far as I seek can I go
Only as deep as I look can I see
Only as much as I dream can I be

― Karen Ravn

Something I Would Love to Achieve

My Ph.D., Certification in Special Areas, More Travel, Owning a Cabin in Prescott

One Item I Should Definitely Get Rid of But Probably Won’t

My child’s ratty first blankee

One of My Favorite Games/Toys When I Was a Child

Boggle, Coloring, and Pottery Painting, Playing the Saxophone and Singing/Acting on Stage

If I Were Not Able to Use Any Electronic Devices for a Week, I Would…

Go to the forest and camp, hike, and have fun in nature.


My Office

My Office

Where I Work

Scottsdale Office

8124 East Cactus Road
Suite 410
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

(602) 526-2771
(602) 494-3131 Fax


Scottsdale Unified School District




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