I earned my MSW from Simmons College, and am an LCSW in the state of Massachusetts. Prior to joining Dana Group Associates, I have worked with children, adolescents and families as an In-Home Behavioral Specialist, an Adoption Clinician working with families and children in the state system, a Guidance Counselor, and a crisis clinician completing emergency evaluations. These experiences have guided and shaped my practice, exposing me to various resources and treatment options available, as well as allowing me to work with clients in a number of circumstances. I believe in strengths based, client focused treatment.
Areas of Special Interest
ADHD, ASD, Anxiety, Behavioral concerns in children (externalizing behaviors), Bipolar disorders, Body image issues, Caregivers, Chronic pain / pain management, Chronic illness, Cultural identity, Clients who are adopted and their families, Clients with medically complex challenges, DCF involvement, Depression, Family conflicts (past or current), Foster care, Grief and loss, Learning disorders, LGBTQ+ children;LGBTQ+ ages 18+, Neurodiversity (developmental disorders, etc.), OCD, ODD and Conduct disorders, Peer relationships, Physical disabilities and/or limitations, Postpartum depression / postpartum challenges, Parent coaching / parental concerns, Racial identity, Self-harming behaviors, Social skills, Suicidal ideation, Terminal illness (for client or for loved ones of individuals with terminal illness), Trauma and stress-related disorders, Women’s issues, Workplace challenges / harassment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Collaborative Problem Solving, Strengths-based approaches, Motivational interviewing, Trauma-focused (CBT or general)