“I am passionate about what I do and have been described as caring and compassionate.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Initially, I attended grad school in public health. While studying at Yale, I took a course entitled, "The Newly Emerging Field of Family Therapy." The professors were amazing and captured my attention. Thirty-one years later, I enrolled in the Couple and Family Therapy Program at Thomas Jefferson University. I am passionate about what I do and have been described as caring and compassionate. I try to listen and connect with each client's specific experience. As a life-long learner, I try to share the latest articles and books to help clients. I've grown from many varied lived experiences and educational opportunities, which positions me in a unique place as a couples and family therapist. I have advanced training in emotionally-focused therapy, the Gottman Method, and encountered-centered therapy.
What should someone know about working with you?
I conduct a comprehensive biopsychosocial intake questionnaire. Together with the client, we set treatment goals that are operationally-defined, behavioral objectives, and a timeframe to achieve goals. I very much enjoy working with young couples and women struggling with dating and relationship issues.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am passionate about life-long learning. I attend many psychotherapy conferences, including those online through the Psychotherapy Networker and Evolution of Psychotherapy. Since graduation in 2009, I've attended conferences with all the best couples therapists in the United States. I've been active in the emotionally-focused therapy community and attended Dr. Sue Johnson's conferences, courses in the Gottman Method, and training in encountered-centered therapy. Expanding my knowledge enhances the work I do and benefits clients.
“I have advanced training in emotionally-focused therapy, the Gottman Method, and encountered-centered therapy.”