Adolescents (12+), young adults, adults, elders (65+)
My approach to psychotherapy has been built upon 20 years of working in various roles in a variety of medical and social care settings. I embrace treatment using a client-centered, culturally sensitive and trauma-informed application; one that uses a holistic lens to cultivate an individual's physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. I bring a warm, compassionate energy that is collaborative and strength-based. I work together with you to develop a therapeutic connection and to establish trust, equipping you with evidence-based tools and skills to implement into your everyday life. My commitment is to work alongside you and to create a safe space that is open-minded and free of judgment; a path that leads to achieving meaningful change and a better quality of life.
My training and experience integrates a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Solution-Focused, Humanistic, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Family Systems and Mindfulness practices to support an individuals needs and goals. I provide support and guidance to anyone struggling with life-cycle transitions, the effects of trauma, addiction and relapse prevention, gender identity, grief and loss, depression, mood disorders, anxiety and other challenges that life may bring.
Education and Experience
I earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Springfield College in 2009 and graduated from Westfield State University in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Prior to private practice, I worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, community mental health-outpatient programs, in-home therapy, residential and geriatric. I have a passion for cross-cultural experiences and travel, having worked several years as a children and families social worker in the United Kingdom and was a volunteer for the Peace Corps in Botswana.