About My Clients
If you're having trouble with addiction, depression, anxiety, or trauma, I may be able to help. I have extensive clinical experience supporting others so that they can achieve their life-goals. I provide a safe, compassionate, nonjudgemental space so that there is the greatest potential for positive change and growth. I can sit with your pain, your loss, and your grief. As we move forward, I hope to be able to witness your personal pain diminish and your hope for the future grow.
My Background and Approach
I am a licensed social worker in Massachusetts and Connecticut. I graduated from STCC, Smith College, and Springfield College, where I earned my MSW. I have 20+ years of experience providing clinical services, in a variety of settings, to include: trauma centers, mental health agencies, legal settings, crisis response teams/early diversion programs, behavioral health hospitals, recovery programs, and medical facilities. I have worked with individuals in the acute phase of their experience as well as during a successful transition to health. I have helped individuals and groups address the challenges of substance dependence, chronic illness, loss, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I prioritize the goals of those with whom I work and I display patience, empathy, and compassion, while helping individuals work towards their established goals. I am experienced in CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Care, 12 Step Facilitation, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
My Values as a Therapist
Getting the right clinical fit is essential to the therapeutic relationship and I encourage you to be your best and strongest advocate. Call anytime so that we can talk and see if, together, we may be able to establish the necessary rapport and trust that will help you to work towards healing, personal growth, and your established goals.