Jodi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University in 1996. Jodi has a wide variety of professional experience; she began her career working with physically and developmentally disabled individuals which provided her with a knowledge base in behavior modification and pharmaceutical treatments. After witnessing the effect of trauma on personality development, Jodi began to shift her focus toward children and families in crisis via the child welfare system.
Jodi continued her work with children for over a decade in a variety of settings both at the inpatient and community settings assisting children and their families in healing from trauma and repairing family bonds. Additionally, Jodi worked in the field of addictions for several years. Her professional experience includes work with people both young and elderly suffering from a variety of disorders that range from adjustments from the changes of everyday life to mood and thought disorders.
As a social worker, Jodi has worked with people from many different cultures in various settings allowing her a fuller understanding of the human experience. As a psychotherapist, Jodi utilizes a non-judgmental approach which allows her clients to feel accepted and encouraged to join in a collaborative effort for creating change. Jodi approaches situations with a strength based perspective encouraging her clients to use their talents to build on already existing skills.