A graduate of the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marybeth began her career working with distressed families involved in the child welfare system. Through community agency work in Tampa, FL, and later, the Children’s Aid Society in New York City, Marybeth became committed to a strength-based, systems approach. She focuses on developing a strong therapeutic alliance and collaborative treatment goals with clients. Having discovered a passion for relational therapy, Marybeth began post-graduate training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, where she completed the Clinical Externship in family therapy in 2004. Continuing education is also an important focus for Marybeth. Through attendance at numerous professional workshops, she has completed an externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy and training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, along with anti-racist training at the People’s Institute and the Eikenberg Academy for Social Justice. Marybeth has been a member of the teaching faculty at the Ackerman Institute since 2008, where she has taught at every level of the training program. Previously, Marybeth was a lecturer at the Columbia University School of Social Work, focusing on clinical practice with families.
Her ongoing commitment to working with larger systems has inspired Marybeth to maintain her connection to the Children’s Aid Society, where she serves as the clinical consultant to multiple agency programs. This work includes providing staff supervision and training, as well as program development support.
In private practice since 2005, Marybeth has office locations on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and in Darien, CT. She also offers teletherapy sessions using the Zoom platform.