From the time I was a child growing up in New England, I always had a strong desire to help people. I’ve been privileged to have the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches— psychodynamic, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – in an effort to discover the happy, peaceful life we all desire. I also incorporate TRM (Trauma Resiliency Model), Somatic Experiencing, and mindfulness-based practices to help individuals understand the biology of traumatic stress reactions and learn specific skills to return the body, mind and spirit back to balance.
Prior to my work as a therapist, I earned a master’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Animal Behavior and Conservation in New York City. I then made a shift in my career and came back to why psychology had captivated my interests initially. I returned back to studying the most interesting species on earth, human beings. It is then that I received a masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University to be licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am currently working on completing my hours towards licensure and am under the supervision of Grazel Garcia, LMFT #97561.
Advanced Trainings and Certificates
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Training Level I & II (Trauma Recovery/HAP)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship and Core Skills 1 (ICEFT)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) Training Level I (Trauma Resource Institute)
Adapting Trauma-focused Treatments for Culturally Diverse Populations Certification (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
SPARCS: Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress: A Guide for Trauma-Focused Groups (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)