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I find great joy in helping people find increased life satisfaction. Through in-depth exploration of how your thoughts and emotions influence the way you navigate your relationship with self and others, I will provide a consistent, caring and collaborative space for you to gain insight into what you want to change and then work with you to develop a plan that leads to fulfilling and lasting change.

 More About My Practice

As a psychologist, I am informed by several approaches to therapy, including Interpersonal (developmental and relational patterns), Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy or EFT (the primary importance of attachment and relationship needs), Family Systems (understanding rules and roles that shaped your development) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy or CBT (cognitive restructuring, humor). I integrate these approaches, and individualize my treatment based on your needs. Based on my experience, research, and client feedback, I believe that the work you do in therapy often leads to more rewarding relationships, helpful solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions of stress. 

My Specialties

I provide insight-oriented therapy to help relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, relational, developmental and adjustment issues.  I currently work with adults and couples. I also have extensive experience consulting and working within and across systems including universities, schools, hospitals, and healthcare systems, including community-based services, crisis intervention, and emergency service management.  I see people as influenced by their environments, I am very comfortable working with you and the various systems that influence your thoughts and behaviors.

Education and Career Background

  • Psy.D. in Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology from James Madison University

  • Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Counseling Center at the University of Maine in Orono

  • M.S.Ed. in Counselor Education from State University of New York, College at Oneonta

  • B.A. in Psychology from State University of New York, College at Oswego

  • Licensed Psychologist in Maine (2005-present)

  • Senior Director, Supervisor and Clinician in Maine Community Based Behavioral Health (2002-present)

  • Professional School Counselor, Maryland (1994-1998)