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Professional Training and Mindfulness-Based Experiences


• M.S.W. University of Michigan

• A.B.Ed  University of Michigan


Advanced Training

• Person of the Therapist, Couple and Family Therapy 

  (Harry Aponte, MSW)

• EMDR Institute: Level 1 and 2 Training

• Dissociative Disorders Psychotherapy 

  Training Program:

  The International Society for the Study of Dissociation

• Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression

   (Zindel Segal, PhD)

• SMART-in-Education -  Stress Management and     Relaxation Techniques – Impact Foundation 

   (Margaret Cullen, LMFT)

• Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy 

   for Depression (MBCT), Teacher Training Intensive

   (Susan Woods, MSW, LICSW)

• The Art of Spiritual Guidance (Atum O'Kane)

Recent Workshops

• Trauma-Informed Mindfulness (Trish Magyari, MS)

• Mindfulness and Resilience (Elisha Goldstein, PhD)

• Self-Compassion (Kristin Neff, PhD)


Related Experience

• Supervisor team,  The Women’s Center   of Southeastern Michigan

• Field Instructor, University of Michigan School of

   Social Work

• Facilitator, stress management classes 

   for educators and affiliated staff

• Instructor, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy 

   for depression and anxiety

• Co-Founder and Lead Steward, 

   Mindful City Ann Arbor 

• Co-Founder, Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness

• 6-7 day silent retreats with Silvia Boorstein,

  Norman Fischer, Winnie Nazarko, Rabbi Ted Falcon,

  Rabbi Jeff Roth, Anna Douglas, Eugene Cash,

  Konda Mason

• 3-day silent retreats with Sharon Salzburg, 

   Matthew Flickstein         

• Numerous day-long silent retreats



• Licensed Master Social Worker, 

  State of MI (LMSW)
• Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, 

  State of MI (LMFT)

• Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) 



• National Association of Social Workers

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