I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist. I use compassion, humor and my personal and professional experience to help individuals and families build on their strengths and help find resolution to a wide range of personal issues. It's my mission to help you stop playing small and to instead help YOU recognize your strengths and gifts and make space for yourself in this world. I specialize with anxiety, parenting and workplace stress. I provide individual therapy for adults and couples therapy. I've maintained a private practice for the past approximate six years in central Connecticut.
Throughout my career in the past approximate 19 years, I have a wide range of work experiencing ranging from owning and practicing in a private practice setting, provided supervision for pre/post licensed therapists, worked in various outpatient community counseling settings, some including an extended day program for adolescents intensive outpatient program, co lead Scott Sells parenting group, provided intensive in home child & adolescent psychiatric services (IICAPS) with court based clients. I have also worked in a methadone substance abuse treatment center, a clinician and director for a Level II group home for adolescent females with behavioral and psychiatric issues and have worked in the behavioral health department for a large insurance company. These work experiences have helped build a great framework for understanding the various life's challenges that parents and families face.
In my practice, I have the experience and ability to utilize the therapy model that best suits an individual's presenting symptoms or disorder. As I most often treat Anxiety disorders, I tend to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Solution focused, Strength based and Relational therapies most. I help individuals and couples build on coping skills, address relationship problems, Issues surrounding parenting, family conflict, life transitions, stress and self -esteem.
MS in Marriage & Family Therapy, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT (2003)
BA in Human Development: The Psychosocial Development of the Young Child, Lasell College, Newton, MA (1998) Graduated Cum Laude
AS in Early Childhood/Elementary Education, Lasell College, Newton, MA (1996)
In addition, I continue to expand on my knowledge and upcoming modalities to help serve my clients best through ongoing educational courses and workshops yearly.
At any given moment you have the power to say "This is not how the story is going to end" - Anonymous