Wellness is a state of being.
Ever since I was a child, I have always been passionate about helping people. I remembered volunteering in local senior centers at an early age.
Following this passion, I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Human Services,
completed my Master's Degree in Social Work in 2009, and a few years later, obtained my License in Clinical Social Work. Since then, I have had the good fortune of having worked in a variety of treatment settings: from inpatient psychiatric hospital, to residential, short term care facilities, domestic violence services and residential programs.
I have trained graduate level Social Work students at Rutgers University and currently lecture at Aurora University School of Social Work.
Through my diversified professional experiences, I have developed and honed my
skills and knowledge in helping those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, psycho-social and rehabilitative issues, as well as addressing self-esteem, stress, and personal growth challenges.
My personal life is a reflection and continuation of my work. When time allows, I volunteer at the local homeless shelter, I have also volunteered during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as through Hurrican Sandy.
Last by not least, I cherish spending time with my family and friends. I am an avid
lawn tennis, table tennis and pickle ball player in my spare time. I love walking, reading and engaging in my own personal, spiritual studies for growth and self-care.