I received my Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work, from Wheelock College. I have experience working with individuals, families, and groups; ages ranging from early teenage to elderly with extensive clinical needs. I have had the opportunity to work with diverse populations in many settings including schools, correctional facilities, residential programs, and partial hospital programs. Prior to this, I worked as an intake clinician, case manager, and group therapist at the Hill Center for Women at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School where I taught DBT skills to individuals with trauma-related disorders, mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. I believe that empathy paired with directness and skill building can contribute and motivate positive change.
Areas of Special Interest
Anxiety, Acute stress, Anger management, Attachment disorders, Depression, Bipolar disorders, Body image issues, Clients who are adopted and their families, Codependency, Coping skills, Cultural identity, Dissociative disorders (DID), Domestic violence victims and witnesses, Family conflicts (past or current), Grief and loss, Mood disorders, Personality disorders, Racial identity, Suicidal and homicidal patterns of thinking, Women’s issues, Victims of sexual violence or of sexual exploitation, Trauma and stress-related disorders
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Strengths-based therapies