I am a licensed clinical social worker. My psychotherapy training has focused on psychodynamic, insight-oriented therapy, and my integrated approach also draws from relational, emotion-focused and attachment theories, and neuroscience. I have trained in cognitive and behavioral models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and motivational interviewing, and I incorporate these interventions when they might be helpful to you. I have completed Level II training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), an emotion-focused therapy that uses the experience of the therapeutic relationship and in-depth processing of difficult emotional and relational experiences to heal loss and suffering while expanding positive, transformational experiences. My training and work experience includes providing psychotherapy within a community mental health center, and treating clients in settings including an adolescent day program at McLean Hospital and within a Department of Mental Health inpatient, forensic evaluation unit; and I am currently engaged in a nine-month fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and Society. I received my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Boston College where I also obtained a certificate in neuroscience and social work, and this coursework constantly informs my work with clients. While early life experiences can have lasting effects on brain development and can set negative patterns that may seem impossible to break, we are hard-wired to heal. I am influenced by research that supports the brain’s resilience as the “organ” of adaptation and change.
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Mass. #121824).
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
- AEDP Institute (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
- New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD)
- Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (BPSI)
- American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)
- Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI)