From the time I was a teenager, I knew that I wanted to follow a career path that would allow me to assist people in improving their lives. Over the years, my career took some detours. I worked in business and non-profit development, as well as in higher education as a career counselor and student advisor. In my spare time, I volunteered for organizations where I could make a contribution, including at a children’s hospital, in a cardiac intensive care unit, as an English as a Second Language tutor, and for greyhound rescue organizations. All of this was rewarding, but still, something was missing from my life. Finally, during my mid-thirties, I decided to pursue my true calling of being a therapist, so I began working on my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.
During graduate school, I completed my practicum and internships at Boston College in the Alcohol and Drug Education Office and at Mount Auburn Hospital in the Prevention and Recovery Center in Cambridge, MA. I spent ten years providing case management and psychotherapy to older adults at West Central Behavioral Health in NH. Most recently, I worked as a Clinician providing psychotherapy to individuals with serious mental illnesses at a community mental health center in North Carolina. I have worked in the mental health field for 19 years and I truly love what I do.
I was born and raised in New Hampshire and spent over 20 years in the Boston area. Having grown tired of New England winters, I moved to North Carolina in 2014. I enjoy the milder climate, and I especially love the warmth, friendliness, and openness of the people. Activities I enjoy include reading, the arts, and exploring other countries and cultures through travel. I love animals, especially the fur babies I’ve adopted over the years.
Clients I’ve known during my years in the profession have described me as warm, soft-spoken, “a gentle spirit,” down-to-earth, and fun. My own life challenges have given me insight and increased my capacity to help others as they navigate the stressors and challenges they face. I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to begin a healing journey, so I have so much respect for others who do the same. I genuinely love the work that I do and am grateful to accompany others on their journeys.
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