I am here to help you find your way forward... but how did I get here?
I was always interested in people and the way they live. I studied Psychology and Anthropology, and my first employment in the field was in a State Psychiatric hospital. While there, I realized that I have a strong ability to understand a person's unique experience, and connect with them to help identify strengths and improve their lives.
I earned my Masters in Clinical Social Work from Simmons College in Boston, 1996 and went on to become Director of a home based program for children and families.
Since moving to NYC in 2001, I have worked in community mental health as a Therapist, Clinical Supervisor and Consultant. I started my own business in 2009, providing therapy to individuals and couples. In 2012, I became a Certified Professional Coach via the accredited Coaching For Transformation program from Leadership That Works.
I draw on and continue to study an eclectic range of modalities. I come from a strength-based, client-centered approach, incorporating mindfulness, self-hypnosis, CBT and other research-proven concepts. I enjoy sharing and exploring resources with clients.
I have a passion for advocacy and volunteering in organizations that support people with mental illness, history of incarceration, immigrant populations, and other misunderstood or under-served communities.
I am involved in the worlds of art and music - this is important to me personally, and I use my knowledge and experience to help people value and express their own uniqueness. If you are in a creative field, I want to hear from you!