I always knew I wanted to be a therapist, artist and teacher. I received my Bachelor in Fine Arts with Honors from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Master
of Fine Arts from the Mason Gross School of the Arts
at Rutgers University. In 1996, I received my Master
of Social Work Degree, also from Rutgers University. Since then I have been privileged to have a rewarding career as
a therapist, supervisor, teacher, consultant and agency director. Early in my social work career I worked primarily in addictions treatment programs, integrating the treatment of mental health disorders into traditional addiction treatment settings. Before starting my private practice I was the Executive Director of a women's halfway house. I have a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Center of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey. While contemporary psychoanalytic theory informs all my work, I utilize a variety of approaches depending on the individual needs of the client including skills from Mind-Body Medicine, Expressive Art Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am licensed to practice in both Maine and New Jersey. While I primarily see people in my office, under certain circumstances I am able to conduct "tele-therapy" by using the phone or internet for online sessions. This is not appropriate for everyone but is something we can discuss.