I am a clinical social worker in private practice in West Hartford, Connecticut, working with adults, adolescents, families, and couples. I received a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Springfield College School of Social Work and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Eastern Connecticut State University. I am also licensed by the State of Connecticut, LCSW #9077.
Taking the step to begin therapy is a difficult and courageous choice. I work hard with my clients to help them understand the process of therapy, come up with goals that work for them, and build on the strengths that they already have in order to achieve greater emotional wellness and growth. I’ve found that in my experience, people often come into therapy for one reason but others emerge as the therapy develops.
I use a warm and interactive relational psychodynamic approach to therapy, with the strong belief that the need to feel connected, understood, and attached to one another is the primary motivation in all human beings. This approach values the impact of past and current relationships, patterns and themes in a person’s life, and explores emotional tensions and conflicts. I am also trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), a powerful, relationship-oriented approach that focuses on emotional expression and each person’s own tendencies towards growth, transformation, and resilience.
I specialize in working with:
- Trauma and PTSD
- Personality Disorders
- Interpersonal and relational problems (within relationships, families, at work, at school)
- Guilt and shame
- Grief and loss
- Eating Disorders