“I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.” ~ William James, Psychologist



My Education and Experience: I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh

University (APA-accredited). I completed my predoctoral internship at the Center for Counseling

and Student Development at the University of Delaware (APA-accredited), and my postdoctoral

training was done at Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 in Easton, PA. In addition to my counseling

practice, I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at

Marywood University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania



My Professional Identity: The principles of counseling psychology serve as my foundation;

empathy, genuineness, unconditional respect, self-awareness, and diversity are core values that

guide my work and life. As such, I am a member of the American Psychological Association

(APA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA). Likewise, I adhere to the APA and

ACA codes of ethics, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Ethical

Code for Supervisors, and the APA Guidelines for Clinical Supervision in Health Service



My Specialty in Spirituality: Spirituality is an important area of focus for me. I am a researcher

of inclusive spirituality, having studied how it influences depression, substance use, well-being,

mindfulness, and counselor effectiveness. Moreover, I teach two graduate courses in spirituality

at Marywood University; these courses emphasize how spirituality, religion, and diversity might

be meaningfully integrated into counseling and psychotherapy.


My Specialty in Supervision: Individual and group clinical supervision have been central to my

work, mostly through my responsibilities at Marywood University. I received two years of

clinical supervision training at Lehigh University and a third year of clinical supervision training

at the University of Delaware. Further, I have six publications in clinical supervision, and I am a

frequent presenter at regional, national, and international conferences.