I am a licensed psychotherapist and addiction specialist who has been in the mental health field since 1983. I have worked with both long and short term care facilities and programs as a Counselor, Educator and Consultant. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Northridge, Masters in Community Counseling from Georgia State University and hold a Masters Addiction Counselors certification. For most of my career, I held the position of Associate Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, at Emory University. Pryor to my tenure at Emory, I spent 6 years at Charter Peachford Hospital as a Counselor, providing group therapy and lectures.