I am a licensed psychologist and freelance writer with interests in nonfiction (self-help/mental health/psychology) and poetry. Several of my mental health articles have been published in magazines and newspapers. My poetry has received recognition in the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition. “Snack Time” won 3rd place in the Non-Rhyming Poem category and “Television Craze” received an Honorable Mention in the Rhyming Poem category.
I am a regular contributor to Psychological News You Can Use, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association’s e-newsletter for the general public. For three years I wrote a monthly “Stressbusters” column for The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, PA (circulation over 266,000) in which I offered practical stress management tips and resources.
Originally from New York, I have lived and worked in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania since 1999. Writing has been a longstanding passion of mine. My writing goals include writing for major women’s magazines and authoring self-help books.
My educational credentials include a B.A. degree, with a double major in psychology and sociology, from Smith College, and M.A. and Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) degrees in clinical psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I have attended several conferences for both psychology and writing, and belong to several professional organizations – the American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and Pennwriters, to name a few.
In my leisure time, I can be found writing, reading, watching television, learning Spanish, traveling, doing jigsaw puzzles, or taking a nap. During my childhood, I was a tap dancer and fife player. I continue to be a chocoholic and lifelong learner.