Languages : English
Email Charge : $30
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts and Master Addiction Counselor via NAADAC, as such I may only counsel individuals residing in MA. I believe Psychotherapy is a highly personal process, involving a truly unique relationship between client and therapist.
As a client, you have the opportunity to spend time on yourself and speak freely, feel, and question things in your life without judgement or bias. As your therapist, I act as a guide, a mirror, an observer, a teacher and offer validation. I work with teenagers and adults dealing with a myriad of issues from depression, anxiety, the stress of life changing events, to substance abuse and addiction.
My Professional Service :
In therapy, the client's needs are paramount, determining treatment modalities. Thoughts are powerful. Therefore, I draw extensively from Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Additional modalities include Mindfulness Training, Relaxation Techniques, Meditation, Motivational Enhancement, Twelve-Step Facilitation, Harm Reduction and Radical Acceptance.
Areas of clinical focus:
- Substance Abuse
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Life Transitions (e.g. Divorce, Death, Health Issues, Parenting)
- Psycho-education around mental health issues, addiction, and the impact of these on the family
Qualifications : BA in Psychology from Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH. MA in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University New England, Keene, NH. Trained at Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Lebanon, NH in various treatment methods in dealing with mental health issues and addiction. I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in Massachusetts for over 8 years and a Master Addiction Counselor (NAADAC) for over 5 years.
Professional Experience : 10+ years of experience with individual, couple and group counseling, in a variety of settings, such as in Substance Abuse Rehabilation Centers, Community Mental Health Centers and in Private Practice.