From the time I was a teenager, I knew that I wanted to follow a career path that would allow me to work with people as they improved their lives. Over the years, I gained experience in a variety of fields. I worked in business and non-profit development, including at Harvard Medical School and the Boston YWCA, and in higher education as a career counselor and student advisor.
In my spare time, I volunteered for different organizations, including at a children’s hospital, in a cardiac intensive care unit, at a hospice agency, as an English as a Second Language tutor, and for greyhound rescue organizations.
All of this was rewarding, but still, I realized that something important was missing from my life. Finally, during my mid-thirties, I decided to pursue my true calling by beginning my journey towards becoming 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 psychotherapy and case management services 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. After 19 years of experience working in the mental health field, I opened my private practice in April 2021.
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 through travel. I have visited over 50 countries in my lifetime, which has enhanced my work as a therapist and strengthened my understanding of the perspectives of others whose cultures are different from my own. I also have a great love of animals, especially the fur babies I’ve adopted over the years.
During my years in the mental health profession, clients I’ve known have described me as warm, easy-going, direct when it’s beneficial, down-to-earth, and fun.
My own life challenges have given me insight and increased my capacity to accompany 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 my work and am grateful to be able to accompany others on their journeys.
- Master of Education, Counseling Psychology; Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA
- Bachelor of Arts, Management & Sociology; Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
- North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC): License #10696
- North Carolina PLLC: #PC15957
- Florida Out-of-State Telehealth Provider Registration: #TPMC927