I have been a clinical social worker and psychotherapist for over 30 years. Before obtaining my Masters and Doctorate Degrees from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, I worked in mental health centers developing IOPs for acutely and chronically mentally ill clients.

Since entering private practice in 1988, I have assisted individuals, couples and families in resolving problems ranging from personal growth and development to problems involving serious mental illness. I have also been a psychotherapist in multiple psychiatric hospitals including West Oaks Hospital; Bay City Shelter for Domestically Abused Women; and The Center for Success and Independence, a residential treatment program for adolescents with emotional, behavioral and addiction issues.

I have been a clinical supervisor for social workers pursuing their LCSW licensure. I also served as clinical consultant and supervisor for The Center for Recovering Families, a program within The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston.

I have been an adjunct faculty member at The Graduate College of Social Work teaching in the areas of clinical practice skills, theoretical models and therapeutic interventions, and psychopathology and diagnostic assessment.

I have often led support groups for staff members at various treatment facilities including Montrose Center. I have often presented workshops to mental health professionals on ethics, diagnostic assessments and clinical interventions.