I believe therapy can be for everyone. It is a wonderful support for day to day issues and expected life transitions, as well as major life crises. I work to connect with my clients and build a strong sense of comfort and rapport. I am an empathetic and non judgmental listener who is skilled at understanding various perspectives. When looking for growth and change, I will guide clients to find their own strengths and empower them as change agents in their own lives. I use various therapy modalities including elements of DBT and CBT, as well as mindfulness. I come from a person centered, solution-focused, and strengths based perspective. My approach is adaptable depending on the unique needs of each individual presented.
My Professional Background
I have worked for over 20 years in various settings including mental health clinics, educational settings, home based settings, therapeutic placements and private practice. I have worked extensively with clients of various ages presenting with anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief and loss, stress and coping skills. I have provided extensive parent and caregiver education and support on handling the developmental needs of children/adolescents. Furthermore, I have worked with women facing pregnancy-related conditions, including post partum adjustment, PPD/PPA, as well as miscarriage and pregnancy loss.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- Bachelors of Arts in Social Work Siena College
- Masters of Arts in Social Work New York University
- Mindfulness in Play Therapy
- Mediation/Mindfulness to Prevent Burnout
- Life Skills for Young Adults with ADHD
- Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders
- ADHD in Poignancy
You will often find me reading and visiting libraries and bookstores. I love to garden and looking for new flowers to plant .I find taking vacations and visiting new places refreshing but also love being home with my family. If the sun is shining, I prefer to be outside. I have a dog named Scout who will endlessly play fetch.