A Leader in Clinical & Management Operations for Eating Disorder Treatment Centers
I am now offering clinical and management consultation services to treatment centers seeking excellence in the delivery of clinical services as well as efficiency, integrity, and functionality within management teams and the staff systems they supervise.
I have performed in high-level leadership roles in treatment centers, professional conferences, graduate courses, and events; from 2011 to 2017 I worked strictly in the Residential, PHP and IOP levels of care treating eating disorders, trauma, substance abuse, and codependency, as well as co-occurring mood and personality disorders. After two years as a therapist out of graduate school, I quickly rose to leadership and management positions at the treatment centers at which I worked.
For the past 10 years, I have concurrently been a scholar and practitioner in the field of organizational dynamics and have applied this skill set to my leadership roles at treatment centers, where I offer a systems-level approach to increasing organizational functioning in management teams, clinical teams, and administrative support teams.
"Using my well-honed methodology, based on the dovetailing of my two areas of expertise, I have been uniquely positioned at my institutions to enhance functional management and staff dynamics in order to increase staff compliance, work engagement, retention, and satisfaction, which has contributed to a demonstrated increase in and retention of census (resulting in greater revenue) as well as effective clinical outcomes for the clients served."
For nearly 5 years now, I have been relied upon by the institutions I serve to create, implement, and oversee the clinical operations of PHP and IOP programs for those recovering from eating disorders and co-occurring mood, substance and personality disorders. In these leadership roles, which includes most recently having served as the Executive Clinical Director of the prominent Monterey & San Francisco Bay Area eating recovery centers The Lotus Collaborative, I have been increasingly relied upon to lead a dynamic and multi-disciplinary team including psychiatrists, clinical directors, dietitians, licensed and pre-licensed therapists, and recovery counselors to work together functionally and efficiently in order to be a healthy system that can truly teach healthy living to clients.
My ability to strategically implement both evidence-based and holistic clinical practices into higher level of care treatment settings has been combined with my concurrent second career as an organizational consultant in the Tavistock tradition, in which I have been involved for a decade.
"I have done this, additionally, with warmth, approachability, and the utmost respect for the staff systems that I have served."
Using my well-honed methodology as a leader in treatment centers, based on the dovetailing of my two areas of expertise, I have been uniquely positioned at my institutions to enhance functional management and staff dynamics in order to increase staff compliance, work engagement, retention, and satisfaction, which has contributed to a demonstrated increase in and retention of census (resulting in greater revenue) as well as effective clinical outcomes for the clients served.
I have done this, additionally, with warmth, approachability, and the utmost respect for the staff systems that I have served. I have a proven track record with staff retention as a leader, because I am highly trained in how to supervise and lead staff in a way that teaches without alienating, guides without punishing, and helps correct course without de-authorizing those that have reported to me. I additionally am known to work well with my management cohort and those that I report to, which has led to my being increasingly relied upon as a kind of consigliere to Vice Presidents, CEOs, and Business Executives at my institutions.
I am incredibly passionate about the functionality of institutions and believe in a parallel process approach to staff and client dynamics; my skill set - combining excellence in the higher level of care treatment of eating disorders with my expertise in organizational dynamics - allows me to be of the utmost use to management systems at treatment centers, and I am thrilled to be able to offer my services to the treatment community.
"You have to give it away to keep it."