There are many challenges we face throughout life and I aim to create a safe, supportive space to process and find solutions for them together. When working with adults, I take an integrated approach drawing from my training in Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and relational approaches. I also incorporate methods from Acceptance and Commitment therapy and mindfulness when working with individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues.
I also work with those who are experiencing difficulties with relationships. I am a Gottman Certified couples therapist and also have additional training in sexual topics. I aim to help couples strengthen their relationships and achieve long lasting changes.
I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA) accredited American School of Professional Psychology, Northern Virginia. My doctoral dissertation investigated effective treatment for anxiety disorders.
I acquired my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the same program. I have a bachelor’s of arts degree in psychology and a bachelor’s of fine arts degree from Arizona State University.
I create an open and supportive environment, allowing individuals and couples to feel comfortable sharing their personal stories. My goal is to empower individuals to set healthy personal goals and make positive changes toward self-growth. Through patience, listening, communication and realistic goal setting, I provide honest, supportive and constructive feedback in order to help individuals become more self-aware of their current needs and ways to make adaptive changes.
Mental illness is not a one-size fits all condition so I take an eclectic approach to therapy, allowing me to tailor treatment to the individual’s needs in order to assess their difficulties, set realistic goals, and evaluate progress. Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Family System’s and Acceptance and Commitment and Mindfulness therapies, I incorporate a variety of techniques in therapy to help individuals reach achievable goals. I am also a Level II trained Gottman Method Couple’s therapist and I apply these therapeutic techniques in helping couples strengthen their relationships and achieve long-lasting changes, both emotionally and physically. In addition to working with individuals and couples, I have completed comprehensive research on Iraqi war veterans who experienced post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and I am proud to serve our nation’s active and former military and their family members.
I founded Psychological Wellness Services in 2014 shortly after receiving my license. In 2010 I earned my Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP) Washington, D.C. in, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association. I also earned a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Association (ASPP) Washington, D.C. I began my journey in psychology after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in my home state of Connecticut. I served at other private practices, including community mental health centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, mental health providers and other clinical settings where I saw patients in a private practice setting for 8 years prior to starting my own practice.