I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wheelock College and my B.A. in Psychology from University of Massachusetts Amherst. I have clinical experience in a variety of settings including community centers, in-home services, and acute psychiatric placements. Prior to working at Dana Group, I worked as the Program Manager for a Dual Diagnosis Partial Hospitalization Program. My clinical work focused on treating individuals struggling co-occuring substance abuse and mental health issues–with the additional role of supporting clients’ families. I believe that empathy, trust, and compassion are the keys to a therapeutic relationship through which sustainable, positive changes can be achieved.
Areas of Special Interest
Anxiety, Bipolar disorders, Body image issues, Depression, Dissociative disorders, Domestic violence victims and witnesses, Grief and loss, Life transitions (e.g., high school to college, etc.), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Panic disorders, Personality disorders, Relationship issues (intimate partners and / or peers), Self-esteem issues, Somatic symptom disorders, Substance use disorders, Suicidal ideation, Trauma and stress-related disorders, Women’s issues, Workplace challenges / harassment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Holistic Therapies, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Meditation, Motivational Interviewing, Relational approaches, Trauma-focused therapies (CBT or general)