Professional Experience

Counselor 

University of Pittsburgh, Maximizing Adolescent Potential Program 

September 2004 – Present 
Licensed Professional Counselor working as a Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Counselor in the Fox Chapel Area School District. 
Assessment and referral
Linkage to community services
Crisis intervention and postvention
Psychoeducational groups for issues such as anger and relationship skills
Individual supportive counseling for students
Support and consultation with parents and guardians
Sponsor for the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (formerly the Gay Straight Alliance)

 

Focusing on:

adolescents and young adults
families
military/veteran families
adoptive/foster/blended families
LGBTQIA community and their loved ones
Grief
Anxiety

Professional Background: 
More than 10 years experience working as a Mental Health Counselor in schools

Consultation with parents regarding mental health issues of children and adolescents 
Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor