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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing therapeutic services through Verge Therapy’s Lexington office. I accommodate a variety of schedules and hold evening hours for children and adolescents who are in school. Most of my career has been focused on working with adolescents struggling with acute behavioral challenges. Before deciding to return to school for my Master of Social Work degree, I worked as a counselor at Franciscan Children’s Hospital’s CBAT unit. I wanted a change, so I made a big move to Denver, CO, where I became a counselor on an inpatient psychiatric unit and decided to return to graduate school.
I received my Master of Social Work at Metropolitan State University in Denver, but I quickly decided that I missed New England too much, so I made the move back to Massachusetts. In my first post-graduate job, I provided in-home family therapy for adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, physical aggression, and other behavioral challenges.
I also worked with parents independently to provide education around challenging behaviors, help improve communication between parents and children, and guide parents toward finding their own healthy solutions when problems arise. I have worked with clients with diverse backgrounds and histories, and I am passionate about providing family therapy, working with children and adolescents, and working with clients who are navigating a period of transition in their lives.
I prioritize providing a safe, warm environment to all clients using a collaborative, strengths-based approach. I enjoy helping clients understand the root of some of their challenges and build the skills necessary to make positive changes.
Outside of work, you can find me snuggling with my two dogs, reading mystery novels, or listening to a podcast while working on an embroidery project.