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), Object Relations (the primary importance of attachment), Family Systems (understanding rules and roles that shaped your development) and Cognitive-Behavioral (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.
I provide insight-oriented therapy to help relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, relational, developmental and adjustment issues. I currently work with adults and families. I also have extensive therapy and assessment experience with children and with 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)