“There was an immediate trust and sense of comfort inspired by Hadassah’s skillful leadership. We all shared honestly and with gratitude for the opportunity to be together during this most challenging time.” – Spirituality and Mental Health Discussion Participant, November 2020
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 always 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, loss, low self-esteem, trauma, and/or substance use.