“I enjoy working with people who are seeking to explore meaning within their lives and relationships and those who may feel stuck and are open to help navigating change.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I showed an empathic nature and attunement to others early on, coupled with academic interests and a fascination with non-ordinary states of consciousness and emerging research in the field of psychiatry. These ultimately all converged and helped to pave my way. My practice was further born out of awareness of the map of my wounds and navigating my own healing journey. The Jungian archetype of the wounded healer is relevant here; in every healer, there’s a wounded one and in every wounded one, there exists a healthy, whole, and healing aspect. For much of the past decade, my work has focused on supporting clients living with depression, anxiety, trauma, and chronic illness. I also worked for many years in end-of-life care and with others with psychospiritual stressors. More recently, I had the honor to have held space for hundreds of ketamine-assisted therapy sessions adjacent to preparation and integration work.
What should someone know about working with you?
I enjoy working with people who are seeking to explore meaning within their lives and relationships and those who may feel stuck and are open to help navigating change. My style is empathic, affirming, and creative — balanced with theory and humor — and my orientation is primarily psychodynamic. I believe that we all have an inner healing intelligence, access to which may become blocked over time by thought patterns and behaviors that may emerge in an effort to protect the self. My goal is to explore together and support you in creating growth and change.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
After graduating with a master’s in social work from Simmons College in 2009, I pursued expanded training from the California Institute of Integral Studies in Psychedelic Therapies and Research in 2018. I also became certified by the Ketamine Training Center in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in 2019. I attend conferences and collaborate in clinical consultation and harm reduction groups, I am a member of various professional associations, and I participate in workshops, such as the somatic-based Hakomi Method, to integrate into my work with clients.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I'm excited that the conversation is evolving around psychedelics. There’s also deeper awareness that a binary mindset toward treatment has detrimental effects on those seeking comprehensive mental health care in these complex times.
“My style is empathic, affirming, and creative — balanced with theory and humor — and my orientation is primarily psychodynamic.”