Kids, teens and adults value my relaxed, warm, collaborative style. Whether the difficulty is behavioral struggles at home or school, persistent feelings of anxiety, having a hard time understanding why you just don’t feel right or adjusting to a loss or major life transition, I want to help you break free from feeling stuck.
I help people navigate dark periods in their lives. Both kids and adults can find themselves heartbroken over a loss, paralyzed with anxiety after a big change in life or struggling how they feel as they go through their life. Sometimes people find themselves or their children doing things and they don’t really understand why. They want to stop doing “it” but they cannot.
I am dedicated to helping people bounce back from these struggles, make peace with painful emotions and conquer distress by finding meaning, hope and connection. I want to help you get in touch with your real, spirited self.
My education and training includes Northeastern University and Boston College Graduate School of Social Work for my Master’s degree. Additionally I have advanced training in Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, DBT and CBT.
My work experience includes Newton and Dedham high schools and middle schools, Arbour and St. Elizabeth’s hospital inpatient units and North End Waterfront Behavioral Health, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital. I currently have a full time private practice in Newton, MA in addition to which I teach and consult in local mental health clinics.