I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 10 years experience in the field. I obtained my masters from the University of Southern Maine in Portland in 2006 and am a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I feel very fortunate to have worked with so many wonderful people in a variety of settings and am enjoying now doing private practice. This is a counseling practice that offers psychotherapy for people looking to overcome a difficult time or for those seeking to improve quality of life. As a professional counselor I strive to provide the encouragement, essential tools, and up to date research for creating change. I use a holistic and eclectic approach incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Strengths Perspective, and Coaching techniques. I consider the relationship between client and therapist to be a partnership, working to provide relief from any symptoms and then to increase growth for higher levels of happiness and well being. My hope is to help you find the most peace, freedom, and joy possible. I know what it's like to reach out for help. It can be embarrassing, scary, and overwhelming. But we're all human and we all struggle. I cannot think of anything more humbling and fulfilling than working with people in times of crisis, change...and joy.
- Anxiety, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, PTSD, Relationships, Stress