“I’m passionate about helping women practice compassion and respect for themselves as they work to find balance, build self-confidence, and strengthen relationships in their roles as partners, parents, and friends.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always been interested in people, their personal and family narratives, and how these stories evolve over time. To me, therapy is a place for connection, curiosity, and self-compassion. I aim to help clients harness their inner resources and identify their unique abilities as they work to find meaning and balance and achieve their goals. I earned a BA in psychology from Boston University in 2011 and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Boston College in 2013. After completing my graduate studies, I worked in various clinical settings ranging from community mental health to oncology before I decided to stay home full-time to raise my two young children. With my children a little older, I’m now returning to social work through private practice. I consider myself lucky to work in a profession that allows me to wear many hats in my life!
What should someone know about working with you?
I would feel honored to work with you as you pursue growth, healing, and/or change. Our initial meeting will give us an opportunity to see if we are a good fit and will help me understand why you are coming to therapy. If beginning to work together is the natural next step, we’ll spend the few first sessions talking more about your history and your goals for therapy. Some clients seek therapy to explore challenges and relationships with a professional, and others come with concrete goals to work toward. I welcome all reasons for coming to therapy! I like working with clients who are motivated and curious. My hope is that my clients will feel comfortable giving me honest feedback about what is and is not working for them in our work together. I also like to hear about what has been helpful or challenging in previous experiences with therapy.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
My own postpartum experiences and the challenges I’ve faced in parenting have solidified my desire to help women (and men!) who are navigating this transition or who are experiencing anxiety and depression in general. I‘ve been transformed by motherhood and I recognize the unique mental health needs of this population of women. I’m passionate about helping women practice compassion and respect for themselves as they work to find balance, build self-confidence, and strengthen relationships in their roles as partners, parents, and friends.
How would your clients describe you?
I approach the treatment of depression, anxiety, and interpersonal problems from an integrative, whole-person perspective. I use techniques from several frameworks, but my priority is finding what clinical style suits you best and allows for trust and mutual respect in our working relationship. My clients describe me as caring, nonjudgmental, and attentive. I aim to help clients deepen insight, build skills to manage emotions and behaviors, and understand relationships. I am humbled by how much I’m able to learn from my clients! Curiosity is at the core of my practice.
Tell us more about yourself!
I find joy in gardening, cycling, cooking and trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family. I live in the Boston area with my husband, two toddler-aged children, and our beloved chocolate labrador retriever.
“I aim to help clients deepen insight, build skills to manage emotions and behaviors, and understand relationships.”