About Me

I have a warm, welcoming, non-judgmental style. I approach clients with empathy and understanding, believing fully that they are the experts in their own lives. I see my role as to support clients in discovering why they brought themselves to therapy, what they want to remain the same in life, what they want to change, and how best to enjoy life at the present while striving for positive change in the future. I balance acceptance and compassion with a gentle push towards growth. 

Before starting a private practice I worked in a wide variety of settings with clients ranging from infants to adults.  I have experience with very young children and parents as an early intevention social worker, with school-aged children and adults as an outpatient therapist in a mental health center, and with adolescents in a school-based health center.  I also have worked extensively with families doing home-based family therapy.

When working with children I am equally comfortable working directly with a child, meeting individually with a parent, and consulting with schools and/or daycares.  As a former teacher I am particularly skilled at working with school personnel and parents to help develop plans to support children who are struggling at school because of emotional and/or learning difficulties.

I am fluent in Spanish and enjoy working with bilingual and monolingual Spanish-speaking adult and child clients.

 
Education


Brown University, BA in History & Education, 1997

Simmons College School of Social Work, MSW, 2004

 









                                                    
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