My psychotherapy approach is grounded in principles of mindfulness, humanism, and the healing power of the creative process. Since becoming a mother, I'm especially passionate about providing support for those in personal and professional care-taking roles.
I support parents in their psychotherapy journeys either directly as clients or collaterally by working with children and families to improve communication and stress management skills, especially during major life transitions. I take a respectful, collaborative approach to working with clients of all ages as I feel we all can benefit from learning how to creatively cope with life stressors and develop a more compassionate lens through which to see ourselves and the world.
I earned my Masters of Professional Studies in Creative Arts Therapy and Creativity Development at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 2010 and have been state licensed and nationally board certified since 2013. I have over 10 years of clinical experience and embody a deep commitment to working with an array of at-risk/under-served child and adult populations, including those struggling with developmental disabilities, substance use disorders, mood disorders, chronic illness, trauma histories, professional burnout, and adjustment issues around life transitions such as new parenthood. I am currently enrolled in Postpartum Support International's Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training program.