I can’t change where you started, but I can give you the freedom to decide where you finish. And I will walk alongside you on your journey. These values are at the core of my counseling practice:
The best therapeutic relationships are collaborative. Together we’ll find the ways that best help you heal, grow and live a new life that is uniquely yours. I will support you, guide you, offer a helpful perspective, and celebrate each of your gains. I’ll also challenge you and let you know when you’re jumping to negative conclusions—and I’ll do the same when you aren’t giving yourself enough credit. We’ll share deep conversations and maybe even a few laughs along the way to reaching your goals.
Therapy is not about being “cured” or “fixed”. Rather it’s a place to be truly seen, understood and heard. I go out of my way to build a meaningful connection with you. With each session, I strive to create a safe and nurturing space that encourages you to explore your experiences, cope with the circumstances you can’t control and develop compassion and curiosity about your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged.
Clients tell me I’m a compassionate listener who asks questions that really make them think. I'm curious to learn how you want your life to be different and what you need to get there. I provide you with the space for everything you’re facing—big or small. You can always trust that I will be there and listen with an open heart and an open mind.
I wasn’t always a therapist. I have a master’s degree in mass communication and journalism and worked as a marketing writer in Boston and Portland. After 20 years of being curious about how people can have more authentic, meaningful, and satisfying experiences, relationships, and connections, I went back to school and earned my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Southern Maine. I am a Board Certified National Counselor and have specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
The work I do with my clients centers specifically on their individual needs. Working holistically, I use a variety of effective methodologies, including cogntive-behavioral therapy, narrative therapy and internal family systems.