When I was an English and film major and then a documentary producer, I loved connecting the dots in a text to create a cohesive story. But I wasn’t reaching people deeply enough. I decided to learn about psychology and enrolled in an MSW program at Simmons. I realized I could use my skills to learn about a person’s story, and, together, come up with a way to make sense of their experience.
As a therapist of college students and adults (ages 18+), I am constantly learning. I like that people feel they can be open with me. I don’t know the answers, but together we can figure out the questions and see what makes sense.
Early on, I learned about the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) triangle: how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all interconnected and influence each other. I am interested in these fundamental questions:
- What messages are my feelings sending me?
- How do my feelings influence how I think about myself and how I see the world?
Along with CBT, I focus on emotional intelligence, interpersonal connection, assertiveness, symptom management and acceptance, and the intersection of spirituality and mental health.
I look forward to working with you through challenges with anxiety, depression, stress, anger, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, trauma, and/or substance use.