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I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).  In addition to having a small private practice that focuses on counseling clients with chronic pain, I am also a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development at the University of Rochester (since 2001), Director of the Warner School's Mind/Body Healing and Wellness Program, and the Counseling Program Director. I have also served as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Interim Dean of the Warner School. 


My research focuses on mind/body counseling, clinical supervision of counselors, and college student retention.  I am the author of over 30 articles and book chapters that have been featured in numerous media outlets, including the Huffington Post, Counseling Today, Inside Higher Education, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.  My book, Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy (Routledge), was awarded 2015 “Publication of the Year” award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.  I have also been awarded the American Counseling Association’s "Ralph F. Berdie Memorial Research Award," which recognizes innovative college student affairs research. I have served as Associate Editor for Best Practices for the Journal of Counseling Development, Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of College Counseling, and as a reviewer and editorial board member for several other scholarly publications.  In 2018 I was awarded a University of Rochester Bridging Fellowship to study Mind/Body Healing and the UR Medical Center and I have attended numerous trainings and supervision sessions in Mind/Body Approaches and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.  More information about my approach and qualifications can be found in the "My Approach" section.   


Ph.D. Counselor Education (2001)

Syracuse University

Certificate of Advanced Study (1998)

School Counseling

State University of New York Plattsburgh

Master of Science (1995)

Student Affairs Practice

SUNY Plattsburgh

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