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I am a licensed independent clinical social worker practicing in Lexington, MA. My approach to therapy privileges the voice, goals, and lived experiences of the client as the expert of their own life. I draw from a variety of evidence-based theories including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I believe that the true healing work of therapy comes through creating a collaborative, courageous, and genuine space that honors different identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wellesley College and my master’s degree in social work from Boston College. I completed internship placements at Riverside Community Care as an Intensive Care Coordinator and at The Ivy Street School as a therapeutic school clinician. In my work more recently I have provided individual therapy, family therapy, parent coaching, and case management through a Department of Mental Health funded program.
I have extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults, and their families around issues of mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, suicidality, self-harm, safety planning, substance use, life transitions, and identity development. I am passionate about providing empathic, empowering services that support skill-building for long-term goal attainment.
Outside of work, I love to spend my time with family and friends, reading, exploring nature, and playing with my very energetic pitbull mix, Lucy. My own wellness practices are very important to me, including journaling, exercising, and finding reasons to laugh.