I am a child development specialist, working with children, teachers, parents, and other professionals in various consultation capacities related to special education, behavior, environment & materials consultation, and parent education.
I have a B.A. from St. Joseph's College, NY in Child Study and a M.A. in Early Childhood Development and Special Education from the same university. I continually participate in workshops and conferences, and recently completed a neuroscience training with a developmental and relational psychology focus which has given me invaluable insight with which to work with children and families.
I have worked with children, with a focus on those with special needs, since 2006.
I have taught elementary school in Brooklyn, NY as a general and special education teacher as well as an academic intervention teacher. I have been consulting in both a public and private capacity in the special education and behavior fields since 2009.
My current focus is on alternative education modalities as well as holistic, respectful, priority-driven child-rearing that is in line with latest research. I am a regular contributor to Natural Child Magazine.
I currently specialize in educating and consulting with parents in the domain of what is referred to as positive, peaceful, gentle, and/or conscious parenting (with individuals of a wide range of abilities and needs) with a strong focus on scientifically researched-based methods. I strive to help parents and children become more compassionately connected and aware of what is going on inside of themselves and others as well as to bring awareness to the underlying causes of issues they are struggling with. In this way, together we can consciously choose actions and conditions that are in line with meeting everyone's true needs, desires, and goals.
Private sessions are tailored to your needs. I work with children, parents, and groups. To request a consultation session, please e-mail me (by clidking the orange button above, or by filling out the form below) with your child(ren)'s age(s) and a brief description of what you would like help with. This allows me to respond more quickly and effectively to your request. I generally offer a free initial consultation to determine whether these services are right for you, either by phone or e-mail.