Since starting my career in this field, I have focused mainly on working with clients who have both an addiction and a mental health diagnosis. I have been fortunate to have had the freedom to utilize my creativity to design and implement curriculum and activities to help my clients move
forward in their recovery.
My education journey began at Monroe Community College taking Liberal Arts with a strong concentration in Psychology. After my children were grown I completed my B.S. degree in Psychology/Human Development in 2010 though Empire College. I continued on at St. John Fisher College and received my M.S. in Mental Health Counseling in 2014. I achieved my certification as an Addiction Specialist ( CASAC) from the Office of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) in the beginning of 2017 and became licensed in Mental Health in 2016.
Here at Westfall, I facilitate the Dual-Focused Group, and see clients individually for treatment. I truly admire the strength, resilience and determination that these clients have in their desire to achieve sobriety.
I have four wonderful young adult children who continually surprise me with their uniqueness and individual personalities.
When I'm not working, I look forward to spending time with my family, friends and rescue "yorkie", Emma. I am an avid reader, consider myself a life-long learner and enjoy going to movies and being active.