I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from St. Michael’s College and have been working in the mental health field since 1998. My early work was focused on supporting young children and their families through individual play therapy and family work. After a break to stay home with my own young children, I returned to work with a focus on supporting parents, through parenting support and consultation. While doing this, I have also worked at the University of Vermont Counseling and Psychiatry Services, providing individual therapy for college and graduate students presenting with a wide range of issues. Working with a variety of populations and ages in diverse settings has been a wonderful opportunity to develop my clinical practice.
In my private practice at Eastern View Integrative Medicine, I work with adults on a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, attachment issues, parenting, relationship concerns, and stress management. My approach to therapy is integrated, guided by each client’s unique needs and preferences, and draws upon relational, humanistic, cognitive behavioral,and psycho-dynamic theories.
In addition to my general practice, I also specialize in supporting new mothers and parents, including postpartum depression and anxiety, identity development as a new mother, changing couple/family dynamics, returning to work after baby is born and processing difficult birth experiences. Unexpected feelings can come up during this adjustment period, and support during this time can help make pregnancy and the transition into parenthood less stressful and more fulfilling.
My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore issues important to them. I believe that when you are offered a place to let your guard down and support to explore what is underneath, you can begin to uncover the patterns and beliefs that shape your experiences, giving you the power to make changes and have choices about how you live your life.