- Young Adults
- Older Adults
- Adjustment disorders
- Anxiety and panic including phobias
- Depression, Grief / Loss, Interpersonal relationships
- Life transitions, Mood disorders
- Self-confidence, Substance use
The therapy approach is multifaceted and holistic but is often based in a relational therapy framework. It develops after establishing a professional relationship built on unconditional positive regard and understanding. From there it may evolve or fluctuate based on the client’s needs for more direct feedback and active goals or for more active listening allowing time and space for insight and processing. Some clients may even enter treatment without having a clear sense of what they need, and that becomes the starting point for exploration in therapy. Some techniques used range from insight oriented, psychodynamic conversation, motivational interviewing, CBT, mindfulness, DBT, Emotional Freedom therapy, EMDR or solution focused.
Get to Know:
With 20 years as a clinical social worker I have worked in various health care settings from psychiatric hospitals, group therapy settings including substance use programs and community based outpatient counseling for families and individuals of all ages. I continue work in community health and am passionate as a humanitarian helping the underserved, advocating against stigma, racism, and other health disparities and inequalities. In addition, I am a Level I Reiki practitioner and believe fully in holistic care. Outside of these interests, I enjoy time in nature, time with dogs, reading, music and learning new things.
Education & Professional Training:
- Master’s degree in Social Work – Boston University
- Post Graduate Certificate in Multi-contextual treatment of Trauma – Simmons University
- EMDR trained Therapist. *EMDR is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing- a processing technique used to integrate and resolve traumatic experiences and related symptoms