About Me

I am a medical doctor as well as a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. My medical training is in pediatrics, and behavioral pediatrics is my special interest. However, I have devoted the remainder of my career to providing mental health services to children, as well as adults.

I have received special training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and this is the therapy modality which I believe offers the most effective means of helping people make changes in their lives. CBT is the recommended form of psychotherapy for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and the other anxiety disorders, for which I treat many patients.

One of my favorite things to do is teach! I love to do public speaking engagements on behavioral health issues in children and adults. It is very important to me that I continue to educate the public about treatment and medication issues and controversies. I am always willing to help parents, schools, and organizations with seminars on these issues.

I am also the mother of children who suffer from ADHD and OCD. I really do understand, and empathize with, those of you who suffer with your loved ones who have one of these behavioral disorders. This makes me even better at what I do for you!


Purdue University Bachelor of Science in Biology
Medical University of Toledo Doctor of Medicine

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Cleveland, Ohio

Pediatric Residency
Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Co-Chief Pediatric Resident
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology
Cleveland Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Institute Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training
Medical Physician State of Pennsylvania
Social Worker State of Pennsylvania
Adjunct Staff Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania Medical Society  
Butler County Medical Society  
National Association of Social Workers          NASW
Obsessive Compulsive Foundation
National and Western PA
Scientific Advisory Board
Professional Provider
Trichotillomania Learning Center Professional Provider
Give-An-Hour Professional Provider Volunteer to
Emergency Medical Core Allegheny County of PA
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance
Western PA (10 years)
Medical Advisor/Board Member
Support Group Co-Facilitator

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