“You Are Imperfect, You Are Wired For Struggle, But You Are Worthy Of Love And Belonging.”

Brene Brown

About Me

My Therapeutic Approach

I have a genuine wish to know you and support you.

I work with gentleness, curiosity, compassion, and sincerity.

I pay attention to, and honor, how our different identities and the society we live in, impact you and our therapeutic relationship. 

I draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities including, but not limited to, Creative Arts practices, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, Mindfulness practices, Self-compassion practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches, and Motivational Interviewing.

I am committed to ongoing learning and professional development.

I welcome your feedback.

I have 6+ years of experience working with clients with a broad spectrum of life and mental health concerns. I am trained as a Generalist, meaning I have training and experience working with folks with a wide breadth of experiences. Below, I am including particular areas of interest and areas where I have received specailized training.

Life Transitions

College Experiences

Partnership and Marriage

Prenatal and Postnatal Journeys

Parenting

Loss & Grief

Pet Bereavement

Career Decisions

Identity & Community

Identity Development

Sexual Orientation

Gender Identity

Sexual Health & Functioning

Loneliness & Isolation

Interpersonal Patterns

Relationship Concerns

Existential Questioning

Finding Purpose

Despair, Depression & Anxiety

Identifying Values

Faith and/or Spirituality

Processing the Past

Envisioning and Making Change

Please contact me if you have any questions about whether my particular skills and experience would be a supportive fit for you.

Education & Training

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in 2009 and my Master’s of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis in Missouri in 2017. Between my undergraduate work and graduate work, I had the opportunity to wear many different professional hats: I worked at Skidmore College in several student academic support roles, worked as a Server in a variety of restaurant settings, served as a English Teaching Fellow in Rehovot, Israel, worked as a yoga instructor after completing a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, worked as an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and led trips of LGBTQ+ adolescents and young adults abroad to Israel and the Netherlands. I completed a Postgraduate Fellowship at Williams College in Massachusetts with an emphasis on multicultural and holistic therapeutic care, and worked for 4 years as a Staff Therapist at Vassar College. I have specialized training in the field of Sexuality Education and integrating Creative Arts practices into therapeutic work.

I was born and raised in Upstate New York, but have had the privilege and pleasure of studying, working and living in different parts of the U.S. and abroad. In my daily life, I enjoy baking, growing plants, listening to slam poetry, creating art, learning languages (currently Portuguese!), and spending time with my toddler and our family & community.

“You can have the other words-chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity. I’ll take grace. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I’ll take it. ”

Mary Oliver