I consider my current job a privilege, because every day I have access to the intimate lives of others. It has always been my passion to help the underserved and diverse populations and assist people in changing their lives for the better. Here at NYCATS, I can see firsthand the positive changes that people can make in their daily lives which serves as a motivation for me. Being a social worker can be difficult at times, however, seeing the joy on my client’s face when they see a glimmer of hope, when they had none, makes it all worth it. All of my clients are unique and have overcome great obstacles. Witnessing the positive changes they make in their lives, and being part of that growth, is rewarding and validates why I chose this profession very early on in my life.
I am a Licensed Masters Level Social Worker and Clinical Supervisor of the Sex Offender Treatment Program at NYCATS. I received my Master’s Degree at NYU’s Silberman School of Social Work in 2010 and Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2008 with a minor in Addiction Studies. I have extensive experience working with individuals dealing with chemical addictions in recovery and have also worked with underserved families, as well as abused and neglected children. I am certified in conducting the Static-99R, Stable and Acute 2007 assessment tools, which I utilize for individuals mandated to sex offender treatment. These tools help assess the risk and intensity of sex offender treatment offered to each client. I also conduct a female sex offender treatment group, which is a strong interest of mine. I’ve been employed with NYCATS since 2012 and am an active participant in the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) annual conference.