Education   

 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

•Master of Education in Psychology and Human Development

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, Baltimore, Maryland.

 •Master of Science in Counseling

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, Baltimore, Maryland.

•Post-Masters Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Counseling

 LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.

 •Bachelor of Science

NOTTINHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY, Nottingham, England.

 •General Studies

 

Professional Experience

 

COUNSELING PRIVATE PRACTICE, Bozeman, Montana. 2012 – Present

Licensed Professional Counselor          

Provide individual, group and family therapy to older children, adolescents and young adults utilizing various techniques including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, brief solution-based therapy and mentoring. Collaborate with parents on diverse family issues. Work closely with psychiatrists for medication management, psychologists for testing, and school personnel to assess and augment academic/social functioning.

 

COUNSELING PRIVATE PRACTICE, Rockville, Maryland. 2001 – 2012

Licensed Professional Counselor             

Provided individual, group and family therapy to older children, adolescents and young adults utilizing various techniques including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, brief solution-based therapy and mentoring. Collaborated with parents on diverse family issues. Worked closely with psychiatrists for medication management, psychologists for testing, and school personnel to assess and augment academic/social functioning.

 

MERCERSBURG ACADEMY, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. 2011 – 2012

Licensed Professional Counselor

Provided ongoing individual psychotherapy to students at private boarding school. Worked with school counseling and health center staff coordinating services, as well as integrating treatment with parents and psychiatrists.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Rockville, Maryland. 1988 ­– 2011

Licensed Professional Counselor

Developed and implemented community and school based programs using traditional counseling and therapeutic recreation modalities. Examples include individual, group, and family therapy; after-school programs; and wilderness adventure programs in both mainstream and alternative school settings.  Provided communication and team building training and other experiential growth activities. Supervised student interns and volunteers.

 

CHESTNUT LODGE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL, Rockville, Maryland. 1998 – 1999

Counselor Intern

Provided counseling and other direct services to clients with schizophrenia and other related disorders in a psychiatric rehabilitation program. Treatments included individual and group psychotherapy, behavioral contracting, coping skills training, contingency management and environmental resource management. Maintained caseload of patients and participated in multidisciplinary team.

 

WHITETAIL RESORT, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. 1991 – 1994

Ski Patrol Supervisor

Co-designed policies and operations of ski patrol department during the resort’s first year of operation. Supervised staff of forty-five patrollers who administered emergency care and life support to injured skiers; conducted guest relations; developed curriculum for ski-lift rescue and alpine emergency medicine. 

 

BETHESDA YOUTH SERVICES, Bethesda, Maryland. 1987 – 1988

Counselor

Provided individual, group, and family counseling, crisis intervention, and referrals for clients. Planned and led skills-based, therapeutic, outdoor adventure activities for adolescents with learning disabilities, impulse control and substance abuse problems.

 

 SUGARBUSH RESORT, Warren, Vermont. 1983 – 1987

Ski Patrol Supervisor

Directed staff in providing emergency care and life support to injured skiers.  Developed specialized curriculum for ski-lift rescue and alpine emergency medicine.                  

 

WILDWATER EXPEDITIONS, Scuol, Switzerland. 1986

Manager/Whitewater Guide/Expedition Leader

Spearheaded launch of USA-style whitewater rafting organization in Italy and Switzerland. Responsible for on-river logistics and business management. Led commercial viability studies on whitewater rivers in Switzerland, Italy, and Austria.

 

ST. LOUIS YMCA, Potosi, Missouri. 1984

Program Director

Established therapeutic wilderness education programs for urban adolescents perceived to be at risk using the Outward Bound model. Led extensive trips in the Midwest and Rockies.

 

WHITETAIL FLYFISHING SCHOOL, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. 1999 – 2015

Fly-fishing Instructor and Guide 

 

PROFESSIONAL RIVER GUIDE, 1980 – 1992

Guided on Upper Youghiogheny, Gauley, Cheat, Upper Hudson, Lower Youghiogheny, and Lehigh Rivers as well as rivers in Europe. 

 

Additional

 

 

•Montana Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor #2330

•Montana Licensed Fishing Guide #26826

•Pennsylvania Licensed Fishing Guide #225

•Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) #62423

•Chi Sigma Iota: Academic Honor Society

•Diplomate in Professional Counseling: International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy