Unlike other mental health providers, my graduate education specifically focused on learning to treat couples and families from a systemic perspective (i.e. the whole is greater than the sum of its parts). Even when working with individuals, I think systemically and holistically. With individuals, I also integrate techniques from non-systemic models, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or EMDR to meet the needs of each unique client. When working with children, teens, couples and families, I also draw upon attachment theory and experiential therapies. 

I continually strive to provide high quality care to my clients by integrating techniques from traditional and contemporary therapies. My curious nature and passion for my field lead me to attend trainings beyond what is required for licensure. I have received advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and Play Therapy. I am certified in EMDR Therapy. I am also PANDAS and Lyme literate to help individuals and their families receive proper assessments or cope with the infection-based illnesses.

Before pursuing a career in the mental health field, I spent almost a decade working in the entertainment industry, where I won a Daytime Emmy Award for my contributions to a network television series. I also attended Yale University, where I earned my first master’s degree at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.


Master of Science, Human Development, 2011
Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Falls Church, VA

Master of Environmental Management, Economics, Law & Policy, 2006
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, 1992
Boston University, Boston, MA