A little about me…
My areas of expertise include eating disorders, body image, trauma, and adolescent and family therapy. My therapeutic work focuses on the whole person including their cultural, emotional, physical, familial, spiritual and financial background.
What I Believe
I believe that a tremendous amount of change is possible through therapy, and I believe that people can heal and have a better life. I feel this strongly. My beliefs are grounded in my own experiences and my faith in the process of healing. I truly believe in an individual’s capacity for change, and I hold this hope for all my clients.
Although I am a very serious clinician, I firmly believe in laughter as a critical element of the healing process. I laugh with my clients and try to help them to find the humor in their lives.
I am present and non-judgmental as I help clients navigate their way through their life experiences. I take a strengths-based approach as I recognize the strengths in my clients and their families and steer away from pathologizing people and their situation. I do this work because I truly love it, and I have a lot of energy and patience with my clients.
I am Level-One trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and am also trained in Family Based Therapy (FBT). I utilize DBT, CBT, IFS, and ACT in all my work. I would say that I am an eclectic therapist who uses different treatment approaches based on the needs of the individual, couple and/or family.
If you think I would be a good fit for you, please reach out and we can discuss further.
Private Practice (current)
Owner & Clinician
Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA)
Riverside Community Care
Adolescent Shelter Director, Adolescent Home Based & Day Treatment Treatment Director
Traveler’s Aid Society
Acting Executive Director, Clinical Director, Clinician
Masters of Social Work
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology
Individual Therapy (adolescents & adults)
Clinical Supervision (for mental health & eating disorder professionals)
Fees & Reimbursement
I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity insurance as well as self-pay clients. I am happy to provide you with appropriate documentation if your insurance offers out-of-network benefits. I recommend reaching out to your insurance agency to confirm your behavioral health and out-of-network benefits prior to our first meeting. For more information on my fees, please contact me directly.
Welcome to my office!
288 Walnut Street, Suite 411
Newton, MA 02460
(entrance at 449 Newtonville Ave.)