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One thing that all successful therapies have in common is the therapist’s belief that there is a way to get better.  Our paths to getting there vary, but we share a conviction that there is a solution to this problem and that we will find it together.  My goals as a treatment provider are understanding, warm acceptance, gentle challenge, and mutual adventure.  I believe that growth and change are facilitated by transformational relationships.  In our work together, it is my hope that we will forge a relationship that has the power to effect change.

More About My Practice

My treatment approach is primarily humanistic, meaning that I see myself as a collaborator in your therapy and I believe that the strength of our therapy relationship as an essential agent of change. We may often discuss dynamics happening between the two of us as a way to understand relational patterns outside the therapy office.  I work to slowly increase the ability to tolerate uncertainty, reduce avoidance of discomfort, and improve emotional regulation skills, all with the goal of a more flexible, resilient person who is able to adapt to life’s demands.  I have been trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and  mindfulness approaches.  Elements of each of these approaches inform my clinical practice.

My Specialties

I am drawn to working with couples utilizing Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I work with individual clients and couples dealing with a wide range of issues, including those who have a history of trauma, relational struggles, college student adjustment, anxiety, depression, and emotional regulation issues.

Education and Career Background

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from William James College

  • B.A. in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College

  • Predoctoral Intern at Rhode Island School of Design Counseling and Psychological Services