I believe that individuals are capable of change. The decision to seek psychotherapy is often a difficult one, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for those who are willing to take an honest look inward.
I received my M.S.W. from Smith College School for Social Work in 2007 and was trained with a psychodynamic approach. My work focuses on how emotional attachments formed during early childhood shape who we are today. These attachments are the foundation for understanding patterns in our lives that are problematic and painful. Identifying unhealthy dynamics — and understanding why they resurface — is an important step toward healing. I explore experiences of oppression and difference and assess how they impact one’s identity. I’m also a firm believer in concepts of mindfulness and recovery. Acceptance and compassion are some of the most effective tools we have.
I have a passion for working with survivors of trauma, and individuals who engage in self-harm, addictive behaviors, substance use, and damaging interpersonal relationships.
I offer a non-judgmental approach and feel that no topic is off limits. I will encourage you to speak openly about your deepest fears and most private feelings. If you are thinking about starting psychotherapy, I invite you to schedule an appointment.