My approach incorporates Motivational Interviewing (MI) (a compassion collaborative conversation) as the main foundation of the work. Each person is unique and other modalities are drawn upon as needed such as, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Non-violent Communication, Mindfulness Skills, Expressive Art Therapy, earth and body-centered practices.
I offer holistic psychotherapy for adults looking to grow and heal. My methods focus each person's needs incorporating, verbal, creative and non-verbal techniques to navigate life's challenges. Attachment and relationships are key to the healing process on building relationships and connections in the community to facilitate independence and long term growth.
I have an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a major in human resources and a graduate degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College.
My practice currently is focused on; holistic psychotherapy with adults and consultations and professional mentoring with individuals and organizations to assist in navigating life’s changes and challenges.
From the beginning of my social work career my speciality has been on family systems, supporting individuals of of ages. More recently my focus has moved to adults providing individual, parenting and family therapy.
Over the years I have participated in countless workshops, lectures, seminars and trainings as a therapist, coach, mentor, supervisor, educator, officer, consultant, and facilitator for groups, trainings and organizations.
Areas of training are: Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Meditation, Expressive Art Therapy, Earth Based Healing, Shamanistic Healing, SoulCollage®, Non-Violent Communication, Narrative Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, (working with-in the body), Internal Family Systems (work with the Self and it parts),) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent Child Psychotherapy (CPP), Attached Focused Family Therapy, Child Centered Play Therapy, Theraplay, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Critical Incident Debriefing.
I have two adult children and four grandchildren who live nearby. I enjoy an active life and being outdoors. In my free time, I enjoy yoga, swimming, meditation, camping, cycling, hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking and creative arts.
“We are exploring together. We are cultivating a garden together, backs to the sun. The question is a hoe in our hands and we are digging beneath the hard and crusty surface to the rich humus of our lives.”