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Though I have been practicing psychotherapy for almost fifteen years, my first career was in Sports Television working as a production assistant. I then went on to pursue an acting career and fell in love with the classics such as Shakespeare and the Greeks.
Over time, my professional interests and career aspirations changed, so I went back to school and got a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lesley University. My first full time clinical job was at a methadone clinic in Somerville, Ma, where I saw patients and ran and supervised the clinical treatment team. I also did a lot of community education and trainings, to help create more awareness about evidence based treatment practices that are most effective for treating opioid dependence.
When I set up my private practice in 2012 in Sudbury, Ma, I started as an addiction and compulsive behavior specialist. However, the needs of the community, comprised mostly of families, seemed to call for more couples and family counseling. Many of my clients who were struggling with their relationships had also been touched by addiction in their family. While they were struggling with issues such as divorce, infidelity and manipulative partners, I found many parallels between treating the two. My addiction background along with many post graduate specialized trainings in couples counseling and years of experience allowed me to switch specialties and focus strictly on problematic relationships. As a seasoned yoga practitioner who got certified as a teacher in 2007, I integrate a mind / body/ spirit approach to the work.
As stated on the psychotherapy page on this site, my clinical methodology draws upon and integrate different models of psychotherapy including: psychodynamic, existential, somatic and Internal family systems.
What I love most about practicing psychotherapy is helping people find their own internal resource of self curiosity, compassion and courage that helps them heal themselves. When this happens, they become anchored in a strong sense of self, which in turn, allows them to make bold and authentic choices in their lives.
I look forward to working with you and helping you do just that!
PS- one way to learn more about my clinic practice is by reading my new book: Finding Hope in the Crisis: A Therapist’s Perspective on Love, Loss and Courage. Click here to visit my author page on Amazon.