I am a native of New York City and have lived in Atlanta since 1980. I enjoy the slower pace here and all of the experiences and opportunities that the city has to offer. I have worked as a child and adolescent therapist for over 25 years in several different behavioral health settings, including community mental health. I joined Kaiser Permanente in April 1995. I have worked in behavioral health at Crescent Medical Center since then.
I am part of the Crescent Medical Center Behavioral Health Department, which includes psychiatrists, clinical nurse specialists and therapists. As a team, we provide a number of services within our department. I currently see children, adolescents and families for therapy. I also do support groups for teens and parenting groups for parents of ADD/ADHD children. I am also involved in several committees both within behavioral health and Kaiser Permanente in general. I chair the associate practitioners advisory committee (APAC) and represent associate providers on the culture and wellness committee. I currently serve on the department peer review committee and the ADHD work group.
I have learned the importance of balancing work and my personal life so that I can practice what I try to convey to our members. I do this by going to the YMCA four to five times a week, reading and spending time with my husband and children.