Areas of Expertise
Let's think about our thinking. Curiosity and bravery are important aspects of any learning experience and these traits are equally important in psychotherapy. As a psychologist, I encourage my clients to be both brave and curious as we respectfully examine and process poignant thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Through this thoughtful process, the client is able to grow, and gain both self-confidence and improved internal emotional regulation. My goal or agenda for psychotherapy is not mine but yours, and I look forward to collaborating with you and bearing witness to your growth.
Child and adult psychotherapy are not the same. When working with children, psychologists serve as important information brokers between various members of the family, other medical professionals, schools, and various community supports. In therapy, the psychologist gently encourages the child to examine her or his thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so as to better understand the ways in which different social interactions or situations influence particular emotional or behavioral responses. Mental Fitness & Psychotherapy works to empower children by assisting them with identifying their strengths and gaining a more holistic appreciation for their multifaceted identities and talents.
Much of life is spent in the pursuit of our goals. This pursuit can not only provide purpose, but it can culminate in changing not only our lives, but the lives of those in our communities. For athletes and non-athletes in high-stress high-performance occupations, the ability to manage the ebbs and flows of daily life is heightened due to the unique stressors of work. Working with a Certified Mental Performance Consultant can provide individuals with a venue to improve their mental fitness and agility in order to better manage stress and overcome adversity in a way that best preserves their emotional wellness.
Born in Natick, MA
Works in Boston, MA
BOOK SMARTS | Education
2008-2013 University of Denver (GSPP) | Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D)
2008-2010 University of Denver (GSPP) | Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology
2002-2006 Guilford College | Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences & Psychology
Roxbury Latin Class of 2002
Tenacre Country Day School Class of 1996
STREET SMARTS | Experiences
Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School (Child/Adult Track) (APA-Accredited Internship | The Help Group APPIC-Member Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology with a Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder | University of Massachusetts Medical School, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center | Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Fellow | Certified Mental Performance Consultant
INTERVIEWED BY or PRESENTED FOR...
NBC10 Boston | USA Lacrosse | Sony Pictures Entertainment | Women's Health | Boston Magazine | The Boston Globe | American Psychological Association (APA) | Mental Health Legal Advisors | The Maternal Child Health Bureau & Numerous Other Academic Institutions, Companies, & Agencies.