The reason I'm so passionate about helping young people navigate this time in their lives is because I get it. I've lived through dark moments, confronted secrets that once were accompanied by debilitating shame, and learned the skills to productively cope with mental health challenges.
My story will not be your story. But I can help guide you to find your resiliency and inner wisdom so that you can write a life's story you are proud of.
After graduating from Boston University with a degree in Anthropology, I began working as an early-intervention therapist for children, ages 1-3, recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Helping caregivers navigate the challenges of this developmental stage led me to pursue my masters at Lesley University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a specialty in school adjustment counseling. I graduated in 2010 and began my career as a school-based clinician/ social worker in Massachusetts public schools, K-12. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, I've shifted my focus to expanding my private practice in order to support people through this very challenging and ever-changing moment in our history.
My practice is founded on the principle that when you take care of yourself first (mentally, emotionally and physically), you are better able to show up for the people in your life with greater intention, awareness, and care. In fact, I truly believe that tending to your own emotional health is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself and your loved ones. You are so worthy of creating this space for yourself. This is your act of radical self-love.
The world seriously underestimates young people. But I see you. You are bright, sensitive, and deeply empathetic about the state of the world. It would be my sincere privilege to join you for a piece of your journey.
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