My Approach to Helping
I received my bachelors degree from Brown University and my masters degree from Boston College. I combine the practicality of CBT with the depth of psychodynamic therapy to provide individuals and couples a safe, supportive space in which to identify and understand the unhealthy patterns in their lives and explore new ways of thinking, feeling, and engaging with the world.
I acquired my clinical training at McLean Hospital, largest psychiatric affiliate at Harvard Medical School, on an inpatient unit in the division of Anxiety and Mood Disorders. I also trained at the OCD Institute, the first and foremost treatment center for OCD in the nation.
Before becoming a psychotherapist I owned a wellness company in which I helped people heal from destructive relationships with food and nourishment and instead learn to eat and live according to their own values. I am also a longtime student of the Enneagram and enjoy using it as a tool for self-knowledge and growth.
More Info About My Practice
All my sessions are via video. This allows me to work with clients located anywhere in Florida, Maine, and Massachusetts from the comfort of their own familiar space. Most people choose to have sessions from their home, but some do it from their offices, or even in their cars. It’s all about what works for you and where you feel most comfortable opening up.
My Therapy Focus
My clients come to me because they know they are missing out on life. Their anxiety and self-doubt has become intolerable and so they have been spending a huge amount of time trying to get rid of it by doing things like asking for reassurance, excessively researching, replaying events, or numbing out with television or food. If you relate to this, then you know the relief you get from doing these things does not last very long, and it comes at a cost. You avoid being in certain situations or having certain conversations because they bring up too much anxiety and discomfort. You either hide yourself from others because of your shame, or you depend on others too much because of your need for reassurance. You've become preoccupied by your thoughts and have prioritized avoiding discomfort so much that you don't even know what your own passion, purpose, and preferences are. Above all, you feel you can't trust yourself. Before they came to see me, my clients worried therapy would be too uncomfortable. They were afraid they would be pushed into doing or saying things they were not ready for. But they knew they were stuck and that without help, their lives would never change. You deserve to live a life that is not consumed by anxiety. You can be free of the exhaustion that comes from all the obsessing and avoiding. In our work together, you will develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and being in relationships so that you are no longer at the mercy of self-doubt and intrusive thoughts. You will learn how to trust yourself and step into your strength so you can show up fully to your own life. If you are ready to rise above the noise and start living the life you want, I would love to help you get there.