Ever since I can remember, I have been drawn to understanding human beings and relationships. This life-long interest and passion led me to Smith College School for Social Work, where I graduated in 2010.
I began my career working as a behavioral and child-family therapist with those in the foster care system. I then worked in an intensive outpatient program where I served as a group and family therapist, for teens, adults, elders and those struggling with addictions. Since 2015, I have been in the private practice setting working with adults and couples. In working with people from many walks of life, I have come to see that while suffering is different for each person, we all experience pain and hardship. Being a witness and guide towards the alleviation of suffering brings me great joy and purpose.
My original clinical training, focused primarily on psychodynamic and attachment theory. This means I was trained to care greatly about the experiences and relationships that have shaped the inner world of my clients. I utilize interventions from internal family systems, emotionally focused therapy for couples and somatic approaches. I have most recently trained in Jungian depth psychology and intensively in trauma informed approaches.
I personally believe that I can not lead my clients on paths that I am not willing to walk myself. This keeps me activated and humble around my own healing, learning and growth. Oppression, racism and white supremacy take a tragic toll on mental health. For these reasons, I am also committed to the daily practice of anti-racism, ongoing training and learning and the elimination of oppression in all its forms.