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 the Boston YWCA and Harvard Medical School, 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.
After earning my M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, 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, yoga, genealogy, and exploring other countries and cultures through travel. I have visited over 50 countries in my lifetime, which has enhanced my work as a therapist as it has 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 obstacles 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 feel fortunate to be able to accompany others as they strive to create the lives they hope for.
- 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