“I have a gentle and caring therapeutic style.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I graduated from Syracuse University in 1994 with a degree in sociology and a vague idea of working in social services. At the time, I was more interested in travel and adventure than career advancement so I spent many years working in service and retail positions. After becoming a parent, I desired a career path I could feel good about. I attended the Boston University School of Social Work and received my Master of Social Work in 2014. I've since worked with populations of all ages as well as dual diagnosis clients and clients with severe and persistent mental illness.
What should someone know about working with you?
I have a gentle and caring therapeutic style. I do not believe in pushing people more than they are comfortable but I will challenge thought patterns and beliefs that I feel are holding you back.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I have overcome many of my own struggles in life and I understand the importance of having someone guide you on that path. I do this work because I feel the need to use my experiences to help others. It is important to me that I feel my work is positively affecting my community and that I am contributing to beneficial changes in the world.
“I do not believe in pushing people more than they are comfortable but I will challenge thought patterns and beliefs that I feel are holding you back.”