Some clients come to therapy with an urgent issue, such as a stressful transition, a loss, an unpredicted trauma, or sudden symptoms of depression or anxiety. Others come seeking better understanding of their emotions, relationships and/or experiences, or to change harmful behavior patterns. Psychotherapy can help you address challenges like these, and learn insight, self-awareness, coping and self-soothing techniques. As Michael White, creator of Narrative Therapy once said, “The person is not the problem, the problem is the problem.” This philosophy drives my approach to psychotherapy, as I believe you have, within yourself, the power to change your life story, and it is just the ways in which we think and behave that can be problematic. Given this belief, I bring optimism, hope, perseverance, and compassion to my clinical work and will walk alongside you in your journey, guiding you toward developing greater insight, self-awareness, and growth.
I have worked in a variety of clinical placements: private practice, community mental health, Department of Veterans Affairs; many of these operated within an integrated care model. Most recently, I completed my post-doctoral fellowship at Comprehensive Counseling Connections in Bow, New Hampshire, where I provided psychotherapy (both for individuals and couples) as well as psychological assessment services to clients across the lifespan. Prior, I completed my doctoral internship through the Southern Arizona Psychology Internship Consortium, both at La Frontera Center and at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, where I provided individual and group psychotherapy and psychological assessment to adults and adolescents.
Prior to my doctoral internship, I completed several practica in the New England area. I provided psychotherapy and psychological assessment services at Pastoral Counseling Services in Manchester, New Hampshire for many clients struggling with mood disorders, identity development, poverty, and marital distress. I provided individual and group psychotherapy to veterans suffering readjustment challenges, grief and trauma issues, relationship and family challenges, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the Lowell Vet Center in Lowell, Massachusetts. Many of my clients have been from underserved populations, have been dually diagnosed and/or struggled with multiple mental health challenges, and many have struggled with exposure to significant stressors or traumatic experiences. Attachment/Developmental trauma treatment has been a major focus in my clinical experience.
My approach to psychotherapy is relationship-based, attachment-focused, and compassionate. Research shows the most powerful aspect of the healing process is the relationship that develops between you and your therapist. My goal is for us to address your challenges through open and trusting dialogue. My therapy is humanistic and integrative, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Art Therapy, Relational Cultural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. My goal is to work patiently with you to help you identify and develop your strengths, and become empowered to live your most positive, healthy, productive life.
• Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
• Attachment/Developmental Trauma
• Body Image
• Coping Skills/Emotional Regulation
• Emerging Adulthood
• Identity Development
• Learning Disabilities
• Life Transitions
• Neuropsychological Testing
• Psychological Testing
• Relationship Issues
• School and Work-Related Concerns
• Social Skills
• Stress Management