I have been in private practice for over 25 years and I love my work. I feel privileged to accompany people as they make changes and explore new possibilities for themselves. My approach is empathic, strength based, individually attuned and collaborative. By providing a safe, respectful, and confidential space, I support people in finding their way through challenging situations. I am told I am like a “real person” and offer practical, useful advice and counsel. I like getting to know you and hearing your story.
I offer a blend of approaches to psychotherapy that I have used and studied. I am strongly influenced by current neurobiological research that promotes the brain’s resilience and supports the importance of the relationship in our ability to manage and feel our feelings. I am certified and a supervisor in Accelerated Emotional Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), level two EMDR trained, and have training in and am influenced by Internal Family Systems (IFS), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, mindfulness and many years of dedicated yoga practice.
I offer supervision and consultation for other therapists who want to deepen and develop their practice. I love the opportunity to support other therapists in their work.
I am also a consultant and past Assistant Director of the Cape Cod Institute. The Cape Cod Institute is a summer-long series of courses taught by leading contributors to knowledge and practice and offers timely and lively continuing education for mental health and management professionals. My work at the Institute has kept me knowledgable about respected and cutting edge aspects in the field.
As a young person, I worked at an outdoor adventure camp during the summer and relished seeing the personal growth that happened when teens were supported to challenge themselves. Those experiences led me to study psychology at Bates College and Boston University, and then earn my MSW at the Boston University School of Social Work. I worked in an agency setting for a short while before going into private practice.
Originally from Washington, DC, I have been married for 30 years to a native Cape Codder and have two grown daughters.