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.
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