I graduated from Naropa University in 1996 with a master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and have been working as a psychotherapist for over 12 years. In my practice I work with adult women and men, adolescents and couples. My approach is integrative utilizing training in gestalt therapy, existential psychotherapy, relational cultural therapy (feminist psychology), mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy. In my general practice I provide short-term and in-depth psychotherapy as well as consultation to individuals, couples, groups and families seeking assistance with a variety of issues. I have extensive experience working with depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, sexual abuse, substance abuse, relationship issues, stress management, women’s issues and life transitions.
In addition to my general practice I also specialize in adjustment to motherhood, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and postpartum depression/anxiety. During the life transition of becoming a mother, women often experience stress balancing family life, marriage, work, new roles and a new identity. Counseling during the developmental stage of motherhood is often helpful in navigating the biological, psychological and social issues at this time of life. Women may seek help working through fears and obstacles to the birth process as well as ways to empower themselves in their new role as mother. Many women also experience loss or trauma at this of life and seek assistance in processing their grief. I also lead supportive post-partum therapy groups.
My work is grounded in my own mindfulness practice. My approach is client centered, meeting each client where they are at and developing a treatment plan and approach based my client’s specific needs. As a long time practitioner of both meditation and yoga, these practices influence my orientation. I have participated in professional training programs in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my children and enjoying the natural beauty of Vermont.