I received my Masters in 2003 from Lesley University. Each year I attend a minimum of fifteen hours of continuing education workshops. A few highlights of my post-grad training include:
Introduction to Existential-Psychoanalytic Therapy - A year long weekly class on theory and techniques of incorporating philosophy into the therapeutic process.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Basics - DBT is a treatment approach which combines cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness and acceptance to help people better regulate their emotional responses and behavior in relationships.
Challenges of Family Complexity - A full day of workshops focused on the different types of families and family issues including families containing one or more substance abusers, domestic violence, non-traditional family structures, and grief and loss in a family context.
"Bearing the Unbearable: The Notion of The Deal" and "Bearing the Unbearable: The Grief" - Two workshops in a series on processing loss.
In 2010 I received my LMHC. I am a member of the New England Center for Existential Therapy (NECET) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association (MaMHCA).
My practice is located in convenient Beverly Mass., close to the North Beverly commuter rail station.