A licensed clinical social worker, I am skilled at treating the full range of clinical issues, from stress management to serious mental illness. I especially have experience working with adolescents and adults who are dealing with issues related to suicide. These issues can include experiencing suicidal thoughts, engaging in self injury, and recovering from the loss of a loved one to suicide. Many of the people who seek help from me are coping with problems such as major depression, anxiety, trauma, or borderline personality disorder.
Overall, I have focused my clinical and academic work on suicide risk assessment, prevention, and intervention for the last 20 years. As an associate professor of social work at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work since 2005, I have published numerous scholarly articles related to suicide risk and self injury. I recently published a book, Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for Professionals. I also have a website dedicated to suicide prevention: www.speakingofsuicide.com.
I earned a master’s degree in social work, with a specialization in mental health and substance use treatment, from the University of Texas at Austin. I earned a Ph.D in social work from Washington University in St. Louis.
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