Dr. Kushner is a licensed certified clinical social worker. She is also trained as a clinical marriage & family therapist. She has over 25 years of counselling and consulting experience. Dr. Kushner owns and operates a private practice in Salisbury, Maryland. Although she is comfortable working with a range of personal difficulties, her area of interest and expertise pertains to separation, divorce and marital counselling. With training as a clinical marriage and family therapist Dr. Kushner is well versed to assist those experiencing relationship breakdown. To date she has completed over 320 child custody and access assessments as a court appointed expert witness in American and Canadian court rooms.
Dr. Kushner describes her approach as strength based, encompassing a variety of clinical and theoretical practice models. Her fundamental belief is that human beings by nature are capable of solving their own problems. She sees her role as similar to that of a coach who provides information about a missing skill that will assist those seeking her services to transcend the personal stumbling blocks causing stress. Her solution-focused approach to counseling and consultation is practical, and supportive.
Dr. Kushner is described by former clients as a skillful therapist who is genuine, compassionate, has a terrific sense of humor and exemplifies professionalism.
Dr. Kushner also welcomes referrals from "employee assistance companies." Since the 1990's Dr. Kushner has engaged in organizational management consultation concerning a variety of topics ranging from team building to issues related to organizational climate.
INDIVIDUAL | MARITAL | FAMILY | COUNSELING | CONSULTING