I am an Attorney and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado and Louisiana, who defends mental health professionals in grievances with DORA (Colorado) and licensing Board Complaints (Louisiana). Also, I provide divorce mediation/facilitation through a collaborative divorce process, which lessens the adversarial nature of the divorce and prioritizes the needs and best interests of the children. I have recently moved to Northampton, Massachusetts and am opening a Bed & Breakfast a few blocks from downtown Northampton and a mile from Smith College. I travel to Colorado and Louisiana several times a year, so divorce mediation would be primarily long-distance except for in-person meetings when I am in town.
Additionally, I offer risk prevention consultations and training in Ethics and the overlap of law and clinical practice in both states and around the country. I offer self-protective, high-risk clinical practice training in Colorado and Louisiana several times a year and am available in between those times for teleconsults around the country.
If you are looking for a lawyer to defend you or to consult with who understands what it’s like to manage a clinical practice, I have the necessary experience and love helping people resolve their problems in whatever area they arise. And, if you are wanting to dissolve your marriage in the least destructive manner to you and your children, I am available to assist that process as a mediator/facilitator.
My specialty is developing the therapeutic relationship with clients. Successful therapy requires the foundation of trust between therapist and client(s) that supports inner change. I will be obtaining my Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) license in Massachusetts soon and then will offer individual, couple, and family psychotherapy in the Northampton area.
I have assisted in litigation around the country involving claims against therapists by rendering an expert opinion on whether the clinical professional’s actions fell below the requisite standard of care for the profession. I have also been involved in cases involving alleged attorney malpractice.