It takes a village

I believe that no one was ever meant to face life’s challenges on their own. We are stronger when we work together. It takes wisdom and courage to know when to reach out for extra support and guidance. Healing and transformation take place when we are seen, heard, and acknowledged by someone who can create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment as we share our unique, personal story and life’s challenges. 

Why I became a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Like you, there was a time in my life when I was struggling to feel better. After living with chronic health issues for decades, I made an appointment with a therapist for support. Making the initial phone call was a humbling experience, especially since I prided myself as being independent and able to handle my problems on my own. What transpired over the next few years was a transformative journey of self-discovery and growth. In the supportive environment of my therapist’s office, I learned how to create a healthier relationship with myself, as well as with others. This experience became the catalyst for building a rewarding career as a marriage and family therapist.

Holistic, organic, compassionate

These words mean a great deal to me in how I approach my work. What they mean for you is that I will work from where you are in your life and try to get you where you want to be. I will never make you work from, or to a place someone else thinks you should be. We will work together collaboratively. Through the laugher and tears, we will help you find your way back home to your genuine self. Your relationships will feel more secure, connected, and satisfying. 

Creating balance, connection, and peace

I continually strive to provide high quality care to my clients by integrating techniques from cognitive and emotionally-focused therapeutic models. For me, it is about helping you find your unique balance between your head and heart, giving and receiving, and work and play. In addition, I integrate current neuroscience research and mindfulness-based approaches into my work. When working with couples, parents, children, and teens, I draw from attachment-based and experiential models to help create strong, secure bonds between partners and family members.

I have pursued advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Play Therapy. I am certified in EMDR Therapy through EMDRIA. I have experience working with the effects of Lyme disease, other tick-borne infections, and Pediatric Autoimmune Disorders Associated with Strep (PANDAS). I am dedicated to helping individuals understand the neuropsychiatric effects of these infection-based illnesses as well as supporting clients through to recovery.

A few more things about me

As well as being a Westport native, I have lived abroad in London and Tokyo. 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 a master’s degree at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.


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

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

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


• International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
• EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) 

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou