I am currently a stay at home mom of four young children who also works from home as a freelance writer/editor and Psychology Adjunct Instructor. More recently I have started my doctoral studies in Psychology with Capella University.
I have worked and volunteered in several educational settings and find education to be a most valuable and worthwhile goal. I also enjoy learning about various languages and cultures.
My Awards & Certifications
Ph.D. Psychology, Capella University (Current)
Ed.S. Professional Counseling, Seton Hall University (2009)
M.A. Counseling Psychology, Seton Hall University (2009)
B.S. Psychology, Empire State College (2006)
Child Abuse and Mandated Reporting Certificate
Certificate of completion of "Protecting Human Research Participants" from the National Institute of Health.
Chi Sigma Iota member (Counseling Honors Society)
American Counseling Association student member
Teacher's Assistant (1998-1999) 1st grade
Substitute Teacher (2006-Present) NYS Department of Education: K-8
Online Tutor (2007-Present) Reading, Language Arts, Earth/Environmental Science & Math: K-12, College Level & Adult Learners
Counseling Intern (2008-2009) Adolescents 11-17 years of age; families. Utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, and Adlerian Therapy methods in counseling. Worked with a variety diagnoses including but not limited to ADHD, Asperger's, Anxiety, and Eating Disorders. Worked with Columbia Teen Screen Assessment System which evaluates for disorders according to the DSM-IV.
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