Having worked for 15+ years in human resources, I have spent the majority of my work life helping leaders, teams and individuals grow and develop.While I enjoyed my former career, I realized that my passion was helping people heal and reach their objectives in an in-depth way that was not often possible in a large corporation. In addition, my personal experiences and success in my own therapy led me in this direction. After earning my master’s degree, I became a licensed marriage and family therapist in Connecticut and worked in a variety of mental health settings including community agencies, a children’s psychiatric facility and a rape crisis organization, while simultaneously developing a private practice.
On a personal note, I enjoy long walks with my dog, a good book and time relaxing with my immediate and extended family. As a wife and mom I also experience the struggle we all go through to create balance in our lives between work and home.
My theoretical orientation includes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which I use with couples and families, and certification as a Gestalt therapist, which focuses on increasing mind/body awareness. I have pursued advanced training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) which I use to help clients who have encountered trauma, build resilience. In addition I work with several marriage and family therapy relational models and child centered play therapy models.I am a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor, and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, working as an Adjunct Instructor in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Southern Connecticut State University. In addition, I am a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), the Connecticut Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CTAMFT), the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NYCEFT).