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"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."

Maya Angelou




I am a licensed clinical social worker (psychotherapist) who has been practicing since 1991. I make it a practice to meet the individual "where they are" while respecting and encouraging their uniqueness and facilitating their growth and therapeutic journey in a safe and welcoming manner and environment.   I am a  Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida, Oregon and Ohio. 


My office is set up like a living room. I want the environment to feel as much like home as possible. I also have a certified therapy dog who is available for that added comfort to help to alleviate any feelings of stress. Benson is hypoallergenic and available upon request. 


This is a safe space for all, including all genders, orientations, identities, abilities, cultures and backgrounds. 

  • Case Western Reserve University, Masters of Science, Social Administration, 1991

  • Adults, Children (7+), and Adolescents

  • Individuals and Couples

  • Blended families

  • Behavioral

  • Relationships and Communication

  • Depression

  • Stress and trauma

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Grief and loss


Most of my appointments are currently via the HIPPA-compliant telehealth platform As of February 2023, I will be offering in-office appointments to persons who have had no symptoms or exposures within 10 days. Telehealth appointments will still be available to all others. All insurance companies, with the exception of state of FL BCBS plans, at this time, are covering telehealth services. Some insurance companies are waiving their copays for telehealth therapy sessions.



My office and virtual hours are:

Monday and Wednesday 8 AM.-6 PM

Tuesday and Thursday 10 AM-8 PM

Friday-Sunday: CLOSED

As of February 2023, I am offering In-Office appointments in addition to virtual appointments. My HIPPA compliant virtual office link:   If you are having any cold or flu symptoms at the time of your appointment you will be  expected to either attend virtually or reschedule the appointment. 

*As of 06/05/2023, I am no longer accepting new patients as my schedule is filled. I will update this when I am again able to accept new patients. I am sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause. Please, reach out to your insurance company for referrals. I am also not accepting people on a waiting list. There can be no exceptions as my goal is to provide excellent service and timely  rescheduleding  to the persons I already see. Thank you for your understanding.  

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(941) 907-8994

CELL 941-301-8599


6170 SR 70  suite #109

Bradenton, FL 34203

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