I love what I do. I feel privileged to help people become happier and healthier in a short period of time. But it was a journey to get to this place of efficacy in my practice. In 1994, I graduated from a traditional program and received a Master’s in Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. I trained in systems family therapy, group, couples and individual therapy. I went to work and discovered that classical talk therapy is a slow process that can provide some relief, but it also can exacerbate symptoms by fueling old neural pathways and habit patterns. This was not the kind of work I wanted to do. In 2005, I began studying meditation and mindfulness attending 10-day and 30-day meditation retreats annually. I developed a dedicated, daily meditation practice and now teach for Mindfulness Meditation Centers. I longed to bring these skills to my counseling as I personally understood the effectiveness of this training. In 2013, I completed training with the Institute for Advanced Study- Mindfulness Rational Living which successfully merged my passion with my work.
I’m a mom to a teenage daughter in High School who keeps me young and on my toes. In my personal time, you will find me meditating, hiking and writing.
My style is compassionate, encouraging, supportive and deeply respectful. I would be honored to join you on your journey to a fuller, richer life imbued with joy, calm and ease. It is possible. I offer “virtual” therapy in the privacy of your home, and I am available in-person and phone.