Welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker in Arizona where I have worked and lived since moving here from New York State in 2001. My background is in mental health and over the past 22 years I have practiced in a variety of settings including outpatient, in home, crisis centers and as part of a mobile response unit. I have worked with clients on a range of clinical areas including managing depression and anxiety, coping with loss and trauma, family relationships, crisis intervention, and issues pertaining to children and families.
My therapeutic style is open and authentic. I integrate a range of therapeutic approaches including Solution Focused, Client Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , all depending on client need and comfort. My goal is to always meet clients where they are and work along side individuals to determine the goals, pace and focus of our work together. I value diversity and equity and believe that acceptance and cultural competency are cornerstones for all practice.
In addition to my work with adults, I hold a Specialization in Children and Families. As a practicing school social worker for over 20 years, I have a great deal of experience in providing counseling to Children and Teens as well as parents, grandparents and families. Supporting parents and families with concerns about parenting, children's behavior and behavioral health concerns such as ADD and ODD, COVID-19 related stress, depression and anxiety, trauma, and education issues are areas of expertise.
I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals, big or small!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ LCSW LCSW-11852
She is simply amazing, she makes me feel heard and really has made an impact on my life and my mental health. I had a poor experience with therapy in the past and she has changed my outlook on it completely. I feel like anyone would be so lucky to have her in their mental health journey.
Written on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Yemen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem