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Background & Experience

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR), who has been working in the field since 2009.  I have experience providing creative arts psychotherapy (i.e. a fusion of talk therapy, art therapy, and other expressive modalities) to a diverse range of youth, adults and families in clinical, school, residential, juvenile detention and community settings.

I use a strength-based approach, incorporating trauma-informed care, and honoring cultural diversity and preferences.  I fuse evidence-based practices (such as Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and targeted art therapy directives) with a creative, intuitive approach to psychotherapy. In working with teens and children, I provide parent coaching to help sustain lasting change in the family system.

Aside from meeting with clients in my private practice, my most recent work includes:

• serving as a part-time staff therapist at Child Therapy Institute

• facilitating a weekly arts group for children at A Safe Place (a local shelter)

• providing 1:1 short-term intimate partner violence counseling for individuals

• supervising mental health para-professionals working in school settings

 

Education

M.A.- Marital Family Therapy & Art Therapy Psychology (Notre Dame de Namur University)

B.A.- English- Creative Writing, Minor- Studio Art (Skidmore College)

Relevant Publications & Interviews

Interviewed by Margarita Tartakovsky for her article: “Therapists Share Their Favorite Meaningful Self-Care Tips.” PsychCentral. December 2018. https://psychcentral.com/blog/therapists-share-their-favorite-meaningful-self-care-tips/

Interviewed by Margarita Tartakovsky for her article: “When You Feel Absolutely Awful About Yourself Regularly.” PsychCentral. September 2018: https://psychcentral.com/blog/when-you-feel-absolutely-awful-about-yourself-regularly/

"The Resilient Therapist: A Form of Best Practice."  Family Therapy Magazine. September/October 2016