I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker as well as a parent of two young boys. I work with kids, adolescents and parents and specialize in the use of evidence based practice to help with overcoming anxiety, stress, worry, phobias, OCD, panic, low self-esteem, loneliness, parenting issues and depression. I also treat patients exposed to difficult life events such as a move, loss, or trauma and are looking for relief from sadness, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, or fear. My training and experience has been in the Boston area as well as the San Francisco Bay Area in agency, pediatric health care, and private practice settings.
My approach combines empathy and understanding with best practices based on scientific research to help individuals and families. My goal is to understand you and your child or teen as best as I can before getting down to making changes.
Collaboration is a key component in the process of therapy which means we are in this together. I will listen to you and your child and teach you new skills while all parties express their concerns, learn, and implement the skills into real life situations.
I look forward to working with you!