Accepting Clients: Yes
I am a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where I obtained my Master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy and a Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies. I am also a published author of two novels, focusing on sexual violence and trauma-related stress. I have experience working with children, couples and families in home-based and outpatient treatment settings. I have a passion for working with clients struggling with sexual health problems, PTSD/trauma-related disorders, veteran’s issues, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, grief and loss, communication problems, separation/divorce, women’s issues, family stress and more.
I believe that the client-therapist relationship is the most important part of the treatment process. Without a strong relationship with your therapist, it’s extremely challenging to move forward. I will make it my priority to bond with you and/or your child so you feel valued and supported in the therapeutic space. I use a Systems approach in counseling. I do not look at the presenting problem or individual in isolation, but as one part of a larger system. Each person is a member of multiple systems in their lives (families, schools, jobs, etc.) and all of those systems affect and influence the problem. I also use several other theoretical approaches (Narrative, CBT, Trauma Systems Therapy, Solution-Focused, etc.) depending on the nature and severity of the problem at hand. As my client, together we will be a collaborative team and we’ll work together to design a treatment plan that’s holistic and unique to your needs.