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After working in the corporate sector for 20 years, Judy acquired a strong and articulate skill-set that based on her own personal experiences at the time she felt could be used in a more meaningful way to benefit those around her. Over the years clients have appreciated her warmth, sense of humor and respect. She works as a team with the client and their family members, and has a network of professionals that she reaches out to in the event that she needs additional expertise for a particular case or client.

For over 15 years, Judy has partnered with clients to construct action plans that address all of their current concerns and future desires. Using a holistic approach and comprehensive assessment that takes into account emotional, physical, environmental, and financial factors, Judy carefully considers all potential elements causing stress, imbalance or roadblocks for her clients. She quickly identifies problems works with her clients toward achieving their goals.

Judy’s unique skill set includes:

  • Working with clients having issues with compulsive hoarding
  • Maintaining a safe and nurturing environment in the home through periods of transition and change
  • Identifying, activating and mobilizing resources for clients
  • Collaborating with physicians, law enforcement, attorneys, and geriatric care managers to identify problems
  • Assessing medical emergencies based on previous experience in emergency medicine
  • Making on-site visits to provide counseling in the home, at assisted living facilities and nursing homes
  • Evaluating and investigating elder abuse

Some other interesting things about Judy:

  • Testified as an expert witness in Probate Court
  • Extensive research on the treatment of compulsive hoarding
  • Member of local community networks: Senior Provider Network, Partnership in Elderly Services, Mental Health Provider Network
  • Spoke on WGCH regarding depression
  • Member NASW, CT Geriatric Society
  • Provides quality assurance to various nursing homes, assisted living facilities
  • First generation Hungarian, speak read and write the language
  • Former Emergency Medical Technician
  • Certified in CPR/AED
  • Completed a seven week Citizens Police Academy, a seven week training for civilians in police department functions
  • Certified by New York University as a field instructor for social work students
  • Supervisor for MSW graduates seeking licensure