Welcome! I am a counselor who loves to collaborate to create a space where individuals, couples and family members can feel safer to be more honest and vulnerable with each other and themselves. I am trained in the Developmental Model and also utilize Bowen Family Systems , Emotional Freedom Technique tapping, and Solution Focused Counseling. I enjoy helping clients examine their life and relationship struggles and strengths, and how those dynamics also have roots in their individual experiences and beliefs.
I have a long background in community-based policing, and after many years of that work, a deep interest in people’s individual and relational issues compelled me to return to school and received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University. While I was in graduate school I did my internship at the Couples Center and am delighted to be working as a full staff member for the Center now. I am in the process of obtaining licensure in Massachusetts and New York.
I have intimate insight on intergenerational trauma, the resulting family distress, and how that cycle continues to repeat without proper interventions.
I have had multiple experiences of walking with people through some of the hardest moments in their life.
In my clinical experience, I truly invoke the Pat Parelli quote: "Take the time it takes so it takes less time." I find it vital to respect each client's decision regarding the speed of therapy and holding space for those who need time to sort through a lot. I enjoy walking with all clients on their journeys, with special interests in interest in trauma, loss or grief, and working with first responders and folks in the the military.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, and being outdoors be it gardening, hiking with my dog or horseback riding with friends.