About Me

I was born and raised in New Haven, Ct. I am an undergraduate of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Ct receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. After graduation I began working on the Psychiatric Unit of Yale University Medical Center where I focused on the treatment of anxiety and depression and participated in the initial studies with Bipolar disorder and Lithium trials. I then moved to North Carolina to obtain my Graduate degree in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a full scholarship and stipend from the U.S. Public Health Service.

After graduating with my Master of Science degree in Nursing, I moved to Raleigh, N.C. where I became the Director of Nursing at the Wake County Alcoholism Treatment Center. There I developed a wealth of information on addictions treatment. I went from that experience to become the Assistant VP in Nursing at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC. I was responsible for 7 nursing units, including the Psychiatric Unit. I went on to pursue my love of psychiatry in a private practice, specializing in the areas of depression and anxiety disorders. After the births of my 2 sons my family moved back to Raleigh, NC, where I lived for 32 years.

In Raleigh, NC I developed my psychiatric expertise in individual psychotherapy/counseling while in private practice with adolescents, adults and geriatrics. When my children were grown and “out of the nest” I made my next move to Bluffton, SC where I began my next solo, private practice specializing in psychopharmacology and individual psychotherapy/counseling with diagnoses ranging from anxiety, depression, personality disorders, pain disorders, grief counseling, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), marital and family therapies.

I am fortunate to work around seasoned psychiatric professionals providing a wonderful peer support network, which I wholeheartedly believe in for professional growth and stability in a private practice. I am also very fortunate to love what I do as a professional woman. I couldn’t be luckier in terms of a life-long career.

My career goals are to continue my solo, private practice, while maintaining my expertise in the prescribing of psychotropic medications in adjunct with providing individual, marital and family psychotherapy.

My philosophy follows a simple concept -"COMPASSION!!!" You will find me warm, caring and always available to meet your psychological needs - whatever they may be at the time. I have faced numerous challenges throughout my life and believe one must experience emotional pain in order to understand another's pain.