Let's embark on a journey to discover your best-self, embrace your emotions, and liberate your greatness
I have an eclectic yet individually tailored approach to help individuals manage and treat depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, PTSD, and other life challenges.
My approach to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment is comprehensive, client-centered, and collaborative. I explore and integrate the influences of heredity and temperament, family relationships, cultural and social context, and other environmental factors. I enjoy learning about alternative methods to harmonize the mind and body and heal psychological pain (including Yoga, Chakra, and Reiki energy healing). I practice daily meditation and mindfulness.
I have trained and practiced extensively in evidenced based treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is known to help with a number of issues including Depression and Anxiety. Other tools I frequently use include Motivational Interviewing (MI), known to facilitate and elicit behavior change by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), a well-known and effective treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which I have used successfully with adults with a trauma history, adults diagnosed with PTSD, and with individuals experiencing Complicated Grief after a loss.
Additionally, I consistently rely on psychodynamic psychotherapy, which focuses on the psychological roots of emotional suffering. Its hallmarks are self-reflection and self-examination, and the use of the relationship between therapist and client as a window into problematic relationship patterns in the client’s life. The goal is not only to alleviate the most obvious symptoms, but also to help people understand themselves more deeply and lead healthier lives.
My passion is to help you "Connect The Dots"... and through that process, I will empower you to discover your greatest self. Let's take that journey together.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with a Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Boston (UMB), a Master in Social Work and a Certificate in Child & Adolescent Trauma, both from Simmons College (Boston, MA). LICSW licensure provides that clinical social workers have completed the necessary coursework, supervised experience, passed a national written exam, and a jurisprudence examination given by the Massachusetts Board of Social Workers. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (MAPP) where I continue to seek out opportunities for professional development.
Motivation and Change
Other Evidenced Based Interventions for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression:
Grief and Losses
Mindfulness, Yoga, Art and other Integrative Practices
Culturally Informed Practices
Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Child-focused and Parenting
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