I have been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the Boston area for nearly 25 years having graduated from the University of Virginia and the Boston University School of Social Work with a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. I have worked in inpatient and partial hospital programs but found that I loved working with clients individually on an outpatient basis with issues including depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, self-esteem, grief and loss, life stage transitions, and relationship conflicts.
I am a strong believer in the power of the therapeutic relationship and a client-based approach. I believe that therapy should be tailored to each client’s specific needs, with the therapist acting as an ally and partner in the process of identifying what is keeping you from reaching your goals. My therapeutic approach incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am empathetic, accepting, and non-judgmental, but will challenge negative thought patterns and beliefs when needed and help to empower you by teaching coping skills and mindfulness techniques. Sometimes we are all just doing the best we can, but therapy can provide an objective view, someone to cheer on your strengths and successes, and support through the challenges of life.