“I have long understood the benefits of making art to express yourself and have utilized art therapy as well as other creative interventions in sessions when appropriate.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Beginning at a young age, my top strengths included creativity and empathy. I then developed a passion for behavioral sciences in high school and moved on to earn a bachelor’s of arts in psychology from Quinnipiac University while continuing my education in fine arts. During school, I felt a calling toward providing mental health treatment as a therapist and I went on to receive my Master of Social Work degree at the University of Connecticut in 2011. Since that time, I have practiced therapy in addition to working in community mental health services. I have a strong interest and respect for behavioral science and have focused continued learning around evidence-based practices. In addition to this, I have long understood the benefits of making art to express yourself and have utilized art therapy as well as other creative interventions in sessions when appropriate.
What should someone know about working with you?
Practicing therapy as a licensed clinical social worker since 2011, I utilize a variety of evidence-based practices, including CBT, REBT, and DBT to help clients achieve long-term relief from emotional suffering and interpersonal stress. I understand the importance of creating a strong therapeutic alliance where you will be comfortable giving feedback and directing your care.
Since all individual situations are unique, I offer a free phone consultation to address any and all questions. My clients then receive a comprehensive assessment followed by collaboratively-outlined treatment goals. Treatment is always tailored to the individual person, using strengths to help people achieve their desired outcomes.
How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that we all have the need to feel supported and understood. Therapy should be constructive, transformative, and serve as an important, set aside time for self-care.
“I understand the importance of creating a strong therapeutic alliance where you will be comfortable giving feedback and directing your care.”