For the past 10 years, I have been learning and working within the deaf community in several capacities. I hold a Bachelors degree in Deaf studies with a concentration in Human Services, as well as a MS ed. in Mental Health Counseling. Currently, I am a therapist for the deaf at Lexington Center for the Deaf, providing individual and group therapy in American Sign Language. Prior now, I worked at Hunter college where I provide counseling entirely in ASL, as well as provide workshops for the ... [more]
I have have ten years of in-depth immersion into the Deaf community. I have tutored several families, as well as coworkers in ASL and deaf awareness. I have a BS degree in Deaf Studies, as well as a MS ed in Mental Health Counseling. Currently, as a counselor for the deaf at a college, I provide both services completely in ASL for my deaf students. I provide workshops as well as individually counseling. I also was the personal tutor for a family for four years, while obtaining my graduate degree.
As a dancer of 21 years, I have worked with various age levels within the art. I danced throughout Long Island and Manhattan, both competitively and as a performer. I have been in several full length ballets including: Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Snow Maiden. I have performed variations from: Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Giselle, amongst others.
Hard of Hearing
As the current coordinator of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program at a college, I work with reading audiograms daily, as well as provide counseling students to all hard of hearing students. I assist students with academic struggles, personal issues, as well as vocational work. My degrees are in both Deaf studies and Mental Health counseling, so I have a vast knowledge and education in working with students with disabilities. I am fluent in sign language and coordinator all interpreting services, as well as provide interpreting services as a job coach and for students.