After a decade selling trust and investment services, I refocused my career to align with how I wanted to be of service in the world. Over the years, I have worked in many different settings, which has given me a breadth of knowledge to drawn upon.
My background includes working with in the following outpatient psychotherapy settings; Danbury Hospital, Smith College Student Health Center, and Mills Peninsula Medical Center’s Adolescent, Adult and Senior Intensive outpatient/Partial Hospitalization programs.
From there, I spent the next 9 years working in Employee Assistance and HR at Wells Fargo and Concern: EAP, providing consultation on a wide range of issues, including performance problems, emotional struggles, interpersonal conflicts, disability, navigating internal and external systems, as well as critical incident response support.
For 6 years, I ran a home care agency, where I had the privilege of helping people age in place with dignity. I also co-facilitated some of the Stanford Parkinson’s Caregiver support groups. Both experiences gave me a deeper understanding of the challenges people with neurological conditions face.
I spent the next 7 years as a Clinical Social Worker at Stanford’s Neuroscience Health Center helping with patients and their families navigate living with neurological conditions, such as dementia, Parkinson’s, and stroke. My next role was in Primary Care as the Behavioral Health Clinician, providing short goal directed term therapy. After Stanford, I rejoined Concern as their Director of Clinical Services.
As a side project, I am part of a research team at Stanford University that is exploring the use of psilocybin in treating severe treatment resistant depression. We recently completed a study in collaboration with the VA and the preliminary results are very promising. Here is a link to additional information (https://med.stanford.edu/exploratorytherapeutics/about.html).