Adolescents, young adults, college students, adults, and older adults, couples and families
I believe that therapy is a partnership between the client and the clinician. In light of this, at the beginning of my work with a client I focus on creating a safe and nonjudgmental environment where they can share their struggles and dreams and work toward healing and growth. I spend a lot of time listening and strive to create a trusting relationship with my clients. I believe that clients are the experts on their lives and direct their therapy. My job is to collaborate and support them so that they can accomplish their therapeutic goals.
Based upon my clients’ goals and concerns, I tailor my work with them, using the psychotherapy techniques I think will be most effective. Most often I use techniques from solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing and mindfulness. I view my clients holistically and often include discussions about nutrition, exercise, sleep, and spirituality in my practice.
Areas of Specialization:
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Life Transitions
- Stress/Anger Management
- Substance Abuse/Addictions
- School/Work/Career Issues
- Women Issues
- Spiritual Counseling
Get to Know:
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”
Even after 15 years as a therapist, I am still amazed at the courage of clients to open themselves up to a clinician and share their struggles, hopes, and dreams. I am honored to be allowed to assist and join them in their journey toward more clearly seeing and utilizing their existing strengths and resources and moving toward healing and growth.
Boston College, Master of Social Work
Stanford University, Master of Arts
Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts