My original career goal was to go to medical school and become a psychiatrist. I had always been interested in psychology and biology, but after I started college I realized that I wanted to focus exclusively on psychology. I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania in 1984. Once I graduated I began working with adolescents in residential treatment and also did hotline counseling with battered women. After working in the field for three years I was certain that I wanted to become a therapist and my career path was set.
I received my Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1989. I specialized in adult clinical counseling and completed my year long clinical internship at a community outpatient program run by Cambridge Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Since completing my degree I have worked as a counselor and a clinical supervisor in a variety of settings including community day treatment programs, a residential treatment program, and an inpatient psychiatric hospital. For the past 20 years I have worked exclusively in private practice.
While in graduate school and throughout my work experience I have been exposed to a wide variety of therapeutic modalities including holistic and expressive therapies. I know that it’s possible to seamlessly integrate traditional clinical training with mind body and spiritual perspectives. Over the years I have also focused my interest in biology so that I could delve into the science of the brain. I am committed to exploring ways to deepen my understanding of human nature, the mechanics of the physical body and the spiritual experience in order to assist my clients in their search for their best lives.