About Me

I am a licensed mental health counselor (Massachusetts #5836) in private practice in Belmont, Massachusetts. I work with adults experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma and relationship/interpersonal issues. My areas of expertise include working with individuals, couples and families. My style is eclectic with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, while integrating strategies from various approaches to tailor treatment to each client’s individual needs. I use a combination of approaches including Solution Focused, Insight Oriented and Psycho-education. I believe having clients feel heard and understood is essential in building a strong therapeutic alliance.

Education

  • Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a specialization in Teaching Children with Special Learning Needs and a minor in Psychology from Lesley College (now Lesley University).

Continuing Education/Training

  • Treating Couples
  • Anxiety Disorders: Research, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Course and Effective Treatment
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: The Basics of Helping People Get Better
  • Adolescent Self-Destruction
  • Beyond the DBT Basics: Therapy with Adults with a Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Couples Counseling: Effective Techniques to Create Harmony

Professional Organizations
American Counseling Association
Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association

Current Work Experience

  • Private Practice, Belmont, MA.
    Provide individual, couples and family therapy.
  • Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.
    Adjunct Faculty teaching Clinical Practice and Supervision course to graduate students in the Counseling and Psychology Program

Prior Work Experience

  • North Charles Mental Health Clinic, Cambridge, MA.
    Provided individual and couples psychotherapy.
  • Wild Acre Inns – Babcock Program, Brookline, MA.
    Assistant Director, Residential and Day Treatment Program for adults with mental illness. Provided individual and group psychotherapy.
  • Riverside Day Treatment at Newton, Newton, MA.
    Primary clinical coordinator/clinician for mentally ill adult clients.
  • Burlington Community Life Center, Burlington, MA.
    Provided individual, couple and group therapy.