I received my MSW from Simmons College and treat children, adolescents, adults, and families. I began my career as a preschool teacher and have also previously worked in outpatient clinics, inpatient psychiatric settings, partial hospital programs, and medical settings. I have extensive experience treating: anxiety, depression, dual diagnosis, adjustment disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and blended families. My focus involves strength based treatment. Additionally, I have a vast knowledge of community resources.
Areas of Special Interest
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety, Aging, Bipolar disorders, Behavioral concerns in children (externalizing behaviors), Caregivers, Chronic illness, Chronic pain / pain management, Clients who are adopted and their families, Client empowerment, Cultural identity, Clients with medically complex challenges, DCF involvement, Depression, Domestic violence victims and witnesses, Family conflicts (past or current), Foster care, Grief and loss, LGBTQ+ children, LGBTQ+ ages 18+, Learning disorders, Men’s issues, Neurodiversity (developmental disorders, etc.), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct disorders,Parent coaching / parental concerns, Personality disorders, Postpartum depression / postpartum challenges, Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, Self-harming behaviors, Somatic symptom disorders, Substance use disorders, 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), Psychotherapy, Person-centered, Strengths-based, Existential therapies, Positive psychology, Narrative therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational interviewing, Expressive arts therapy, Attachment-based therapies