I believe that all individuals have the ability to effect change in their lives, and that my role as therapist is to empower my clients to lead fulfilling and happier lives. Through a collaborative relationship, I help my clients envision the lives they want to lead and reach their goals in a safe, compassionate and supportive environment. I do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to therapy. Recognizing that each client has unique needs, strengths and resources, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques such as play therapy, experiential therapy, solution focused therapy, structural family therapy and family systems therapy.
My Professional Background
Before obtaining a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, I worked as a lawyer with children, adolescents and families who were experiencing family and relationship conflict. As a marriage and family therapist, I have worked with couples, individuals, children and adolescents providing individual, family and group therapy. My experience includes helping my clients strengthen peer and family relationships, explore trauma and loss and navigate parenting and relationship challenges. I am also a divorce mediator and believe that spouses and families only benefit from resolving their issues without court intervention.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- Iona College, MS in Marriage and Family Therapy
- American University, Washington College of Law, JD,
- College of the Holy Cross, BA in Political Science
- Life Coach Certification
- Divorce mediation
In my free time, I am an avid reader. I also love hiking and cycling and find peace in the beauty of nature. I travel whenever I can and, as an amateur photographer, my camera is always close at hand.