My Approach to Helping
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been practicing for the past 7 years, working with children, families, and adults. I have spent time working with families in local parenting programs as well as with children and their caregivers navigating school and home-based difficulties. In recent years, my focus has shifted to working with an adult population which has proven to be a very rewarding experience. Depending on location and availability, I am able to offer in-home sessions with new mothers who have HUSKY insurance.
I participated in a yearlong collaborative while working at Child and Family Agency. The focus of this experience was to learn and implement Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also completed a yearlong Trauma Certificate with the Justice Resource Institute. I am certified as a Mind Over Mood therapist assisting new mothers in the transition to motherhood and the treatment of mood-related symptoms.
I have worked on the Mashantucket Reservation as a Clinician and then as the Clinical Coordinator. Prior to this I worked in a Child Guidance Clinic and spent time in a school-based health center guiding middle school students through age-appropriate transitions and immersion in a dual language curriculum.