Headshot Hi, my name is Rosie. I understand the teen mindset and provide information that will better equip parents and teens to negotiate the waters of adolescence. If you’re working with me you’ll get good attention, thoughtFULL advice and improved staying power.

Born and raised in Somerville, MA, I worked within the Somerville/Cambridge community for over 25 years.  Along with developing and implementing services for youth, I have provided countless hours of direct counseling and teaching to youth and adults in a variety of settings including schools and court systems. Also, I have presented at conferences and workshops on the local, national and international level.

I worked in human services for over 25 years during which time I received my masters in education with a focus in narrative therapy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. I directed CASPAR Youth Services for over 10 years, a program dedicated to the lives of young people struggling with alcohol and other drugs, until 2006. I have given presentations in the United States and abroad, written curricula for classroom and non-classroom settings and published professionally.

Currently, I run a small private practice in counseling, education and coaching. I offer clinical supervision to those who are becoming social workers and for people who need on-going mentoring in their practice. I also organize and/or participate in community-based activities that attempt to effect social change.


Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.Ed. 1993

University of Massachusetts, Boston B.A. 1988
Dual major: Philosophy/Psychology

The Center for Credentialing and Education, 2003 to present

MA Lifespan Respite Coaltion member, 2012 to present

Independent Educational Consutants Association, present


Brescia Award of Excellence from CASPAR , Inc. 2004

Approved as an Accredited Clinical Supervisor 2003

Heart in Hand Award from Cambridge Department of Human Services 2001

Public Access Television Award for Best Documentary:
Breaking the Silence of Anti-Gay Violence 1993

Community Commitment Award from Aids Commission of Somerville 1992