“It’s important to find support within a safe, nonjudgmental space to reflect on your emotions and feelings.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I chose to become a therapist because I understand how difficult life can be. Life can have many ups and downs. It’s important to find support within a safe, nonjudgmental space to reflect on your emotions and feelings.
What should someone know about working with you?
My therapy process involves an initial intake that will allow me to gain background information to help us determine the best treatment plan for you. Sessions that follow involve whatever you would like to discuss while I provide some guided structure for skill learning to help empower you in managing situations and emotions effectively. I provide CBT and DBT-based skill learning that you can practice in between sessions, and we can discuss what worked and what didn't work during each session. If you are starting to make good progress, we can discuss reducing sessions down to twice a month or monthly. The therapy process may take months or years, depending on each individual client.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I complete regular training in various topics in the field to ensure I am up-to-date on the most recent research and interventions. Areas I study the most include anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I also keep in contact with colleagues regularly to promote ongoing learning from peers.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I enjoy providing therapy via telehealth because it makes therapy accessible! Clients from all across Massachusetts can click a simple link to get started without the hassle of the commute.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I have assisted at Boston University and Assumption College in research related to mental health within family systems. I aim to understand how the dynamics of relationships can affect mental health and how working to improve such dynamics can improve mental health and foster even more beneficial relationships.
“I provide CBT and DBT-based skill learning that you can practice in between sessions, and we can discuss what worked and what didn't work during each session.”