I hold a Master's in Social Work from the University of New England and a Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies. I use approaches such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help teach how to manage painful emotions and Cognitive Processing Therapy to help heal from trauma and decrease anxiety and depression. I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in order to accept what is out of our personal control, and commit to action that improves and enriches life.
I specialize in working with people across the LGBTQ spectrum and particularly enjoy working with parents who are learning to accept and embrace their LGBTQ "child".
My experience has been in a variety of clinical social work settings including a diversion program for adolescent girls, mobile crisis, outpatient mental health clinic, in-home services and private practice. I have led DBT Skills Groups for adults and adolescents. In addition, I have worked within Child Protective Services, Juvenile Justice and for the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program training individuals to work as Guardians ad Litem within the Court system in Maine.