Education & Experience

Education & Experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in California (LCS 18137 – since November 1, 1996).  I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work, New Brunswick, NJ.  I have completed clinical internships in outpatient therapy at Jewish Family Services in Edison NJ, and psychiatric social work internship at Marlboro State Psychiatric Hospital, Marlboro NJ

After graduate school, I applied my clinical skill working at the Gateway Enterprise Mental Health Day Tx Program in Amsterdam, NY before moving to San Francisco in the early 90s.  After over two decades in Social Service Management at Golden Gate Regional Center (Serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families), I returned to my true passion, doing clinical work. 

I Joined UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry, were I hold a position as Clinical Supervisor in the Dept. of Substance Abuse and Addiction Medicine, providing therapeutic services to a population of individuals with severe substance use disorder and co-occurring psychiatric conditions.  I concurrently work as a staff therapist at the Liberation Institute, an affiliate of the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).  Time for Change is culmination of my passion for clinical work, offering psychotherapy services for a select group of individuals who are want to make positive changes in life.  I am grateful to be able to provide clients with the time and attention needed to pursue their goals.

Formal Education

Providing Psychotherapy services with a foundation in motivational interviewing, CBT, mindfulness, harm reduction among other evidenced based practices.  The practice is focused on providing services to those with drug and alcohol abuse and dependence, anxiety and depression, those wishing to make positive changes in their lives, and those with a child or family member with a developmental disability. 

Rutgers | MSW

Major: Clinical Social Work

Concentration in Individual and Family Work

Albright College | BA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since Nov. 1996

California Board of Behavioral Services (BBS)


Extensive Study in Motivational interviewing

2019 Granted Membership in MINT, “Excellence in Motivational Interviewing”

Including MINT TNT, in Tallinn, Estonia, EU

Clinical Supervisor, UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry

Division of Substance Abuse and Addiction Medicine

Staff therapist

Liberation Institute


Time for Change, Psychotherapy Services

Private Practice
in clinical social work

The Flood Building, Suite 753

870 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94102


National Associating of Social Workers (NASW)

Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)