Ms. Woolfe's clinical practice is varied, with special emphasis on family and couples work, individual psychotherapy, and group therapy.
Ms. Woolfe has been a psychotherapist for over 15 years and a social therapist since 1998. She is a member of the Saratoga Center for Social Therapy and River Bend Psychological Services, P.C. (both in Saratoga Springs, NY), and is an Associate of the East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy (New York, NY). She is also a partner in Sulkin Woolfe Development, LLC, a real estate development enterprise. She received her MA in Psychology from University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland), her MSW from New York University (New York, NY), and her Post-Graduate Training Certificate from the East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy. Ms. Woolfe helped to establish the Saratoga Center for Social Therapy in 1997 and ICOCOS, a nonprofit cultural organization, in 1998. She was the Program Director of Glens Falls Hospital's Center for Children and Families (Glens Falls, NY) from 1998-2009 and received Glens Falls Hospital's "People Leadership Award" in 2004. Ms. Woolfe led the growth of this clinic from 200 to 700 patients served annually (and from 3 clinical staff and one psychiatrist to 10 clinical staff and two psychiatrists). It was her passion to create an environment where clinical and support staff, and psychiatrists and patients, could grow and develop together.
Ms. Woolfe has been associated in life and work with Jonathan Sulkin since 1991. They were married in Brooklyn, NY in 1994 and amicably separated in Saratoga Springs, NY in 2010. They currently continue to work together and co-parent their two children, Sophia and Lewis (and two cats and a fish). Ms. Woolfe loves gardening, cooking and various crafts (jewelry making, photography, etc.), and she is an avid skier, swimmer and hiker.
Ms. Woolfe was told by some people early on in her life that she was "only average" in her abilities, but at the same time she was supported by others to excel--and she did. As a result of this experience she has always been aware of "underdogs" and the messages they can be given that hold them back vs. messages of support and challenge that can enable them to excel.
Ms. Woolfe has been a risk-taker in her life. She left her native Ireland at the age of 21, came to the U.S., and got a job as a resident counselor at a camp for the Developmentally Disabled in the Catskills (NY). She then went on to be selected as the Lead Teacher for a new experimental classroom project being created at a Day Treatment Center in Brooklyn, NY. The classroom was made up of Profoundly Developmentally Disabled and Autistic young adults that had been labeled "dangerous" and "violent" in other settings. Ms. Woolfe eventually moved on to work as a psychologist in the same organization and also at that time returned to graduate school and added an MSW degree to her MA in Psychology. While working in the experimental classroom she had been introduced to the innovative work of Lev Vygotsky by one of her supervisors and, as a result, she became aware of the work of the East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy. Ms. Woolfe subsequently went on to do her post-graduate work there and then be invited to become an Associate of the Institute.