As an expressive arts therapist, I utilize the arts, play, and artistic expression to build rapport and generate positive relationships, discuss difficult topics and feelings in a contained and gentle manner, teach positive coping skills and meaningful life lessons, and engage in other important therapeutic services. Specifically, I enjoy exploring integrative therapy approaches that are appropriate for each client rather than utilizing traditional approaches that might be difficult for children, adolescents, and families to do in a strictly talk therapy setting. With a background in musical theatre and clinical psychotherapy, as well as professional development as a team member at Boston Children’s Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, I take pride in my supportive and unique approach to mental health practices. Wherever you, your family, or your child may be in life’s journey, I look forward to meeting you to assist and support you down that chosen path.
Areas of Special Interest
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety, Behavioral concerns in children (externalizing behaviors), Bullying issues, Caregivers, Chronic illness, Clients who are adopted and their families, Clients with medically complex challenges, Depression, DCF involvement, Dissociative disorders, Domestic violence victims and witnesses, Family conflicts (past or current), Foster care, Grief and loss, LGBTQ+ children, LGBTQ+ ages 18, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct disorders, Parent coaching / parental concerns, Peer relationships, School-related challenges, Self-harming behaviors, Suicidal ideation, Terminal illness (for client or for loved ones of individuals with terminal illness), Trauma and stress-related disorders, Victims of sexual violence or of sexual exploitation
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment-based therapies, Art therapy, Expressive arts therapy, Music therapy, Psychotherapy, Person-centered, Strengths-based, Existential therapies, Positive psychology, Narrative therapy, Motivational interviewing, Play therapy, Trauma-focused (CBT or general)