Work Experience

Self-Employed, Narberth PA

Private Practice, current employment

Consultant, Growth Opportunity Center

Lower Merion Counseling Services, Bryn Mawr, PA

Director, 1996 – 2009

  • Hired and supervised all staff ;  often supervised Masters – level students
  • Oversaw care of over 600 clients with mental illness and/or drug and alcohol problems
  • Established liaisons with community organizations to avert crises
  • Managed budget in excess of $1,000,000
  • Maintained a small caseload of chronically mentally ill clients and assessed students as part of the Student Assistance Program for the Lower Merion Schools
  • Starting in 1999, created and participated in the LMCS Advisory Board which gathered names for a  mailing list, organized all mailings asking for contributions and planned the annual fundraiser which included an auction

Intake Coordinator and Outpatient Therapist, 1995 – 1996

  • Screened initial telephone calls, referring to other facilities when appropriate and assigning them to therapists and psychiatrists if appropriate
  • Counseled individual clients with mental illness and/or drug and alcohol problems
  • Assessed students as part of the Lower Merion School District Student Assistance Program
  • Supervised Masters -  level students and some staff

Central MH/MR , Norristown, PA

Home and School Liaison, 1989 – 1995

Provided counseling to Students in Emotional Support Classes in Methacton School District

  • Worked with students in grades k-12
  • Participated in IEP’s and all team meetings

Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, Philadelphia, PA

Coordinator of The Institute (post Masters’ program)  (part-time), 1988 – 1989

Self-employed, Narberth, PA

Private Practice (part-time), 1979 – 1986

Family Service of Philadelphia, West Office, Philadelphia, PA

Social Worker II, full time, 1977 – 1979

Community Life Services Inc. of Delaware Co., Sharon Hill, PA

Social Worker, Outpatient Department, full-time, 1975 – 1977


Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr, PA

Master of Social Services, 1975

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Bachelor of Arts in English, 1971