I bring over nineteen years of clinical experience providing services to youth, families, and adults. I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston College. I completed my first internship at the Jackson Brook Institute now Spring Harbor Hospital and my second internship at Community Counseling Center as part of the Sexual Abuse Treatment Team. I am trained in evidence-based therapies such as Motivational Interviewing (MI), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Attachment Focused Family Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Theraplay®, Mindfulness and Child Steps-Modular Approach to Treatment of Children (MATCH) for anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and disruptive behaviors.
Over the years my primary specialty has been in helping families of all kinds, providing skills to youth, parents and couples. I am experienced in working with youth of all ages.
I believe in the resiliency of individuals and families. I bring warmth, honesty and compassion to my work empowering clients and families to draw on their strengths while helping them toward personal growth and to live rich, meaningful and healthy lives.
My primary treatment approach is incorporates Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Motivation Interviewing is a key component in guiding the work. MI is a collaborative conversation to strengthen a person's own motivation for change. I believe that each person is unique and I incorporate creative and non-verbal techniques. Attachment and relationships are key to the healing process and my approach focuses on building relationships and connections in the community to facilitate independence and long term growth.