My path to Westfall began with an internship opportunity here for my Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling. It was a fortunate opportunity to experience the holistic, client centered approach in working with individuals. This makes Westfall very special to me. I have earned my master’s degree in Education from Hunter College in NYC and my Mental Health Certificate from Alfred University. Substance Use Counseling is a career change for me from School Counselor to Primary Therapist. Over time, my work with children and families has shown me the impact of substance on the life of the child and family. I wanted to be a part of the change that occurs over time and to be a guide in the process of recovery. I bring with me years of experience working with children and their families as well as voluntary involvement with Grief and its complexities. I have also completed a 45 hour Trauma, Illness, and Grief training through the Red Cross.
I am a proud parent of 5 young adults, 2 sons and 3 daughters, all of whom are beginning to navigate their own paths. I am also married to a wonderful gentleman, John Crilly, who also works in the Mental Health Field. I enjoy attending family activities, walking my dogs, visiting my sister, reading, spinning, and yoga.