You are not one to ask for help lightly. Yet these days you find yourself spinning, feeling groundless. Stress and anxiety have taken up residence in your mind and heart. You can’t shake them. You feel unsure of yourself. You’ve tried mindfulness, meditation, yoga, exercise and more. You are relieved for a time, until it all comes back, sometimes worse than before – is there something wrong with YOU? You are starting to doubt yourself, your capacity, your purpose. This doubt is affecting you in many ways: your daily life, your career, your relationships. You pride yourself on being an intelligent person, a strong individual, a committed worker, a loyal friend. Perhaps you identify as a member of the LBGTQ+ community. You aren’t sure where to turn, and you feel strange reaching out for support – are you even worth helping if you can’t help yourself?
I can assure you: you are worth it. You’ve decided to seek out therapy because a deeply earnest part of you already knows the truth of this. You are worthy of clarity, calm, and confidence. You don’t yet know how to access it all, but a part of you knows that you are capable. You are ready to lead a mindful, insight-filled life – both inwardly and outwardly. You are ready to access that deep calm and compassion within yourself, no matter what difficulties you face every day.
Let’s set up a FREE 20-minute consultation to confirm what you already know – you are ready for change, perhaps even hopeful (in an unsure way). Clients find me to be consistent, supportive, intuitive, patient and person-centered (providing care for each individual as an individual). I will always try to meet you where you are, in the dark moments and the joyful ones! I will meet you online for our secure video therapy sessions, making it easy to fit into your schedule. Call or email me to set up your first meeting.
I have always been an explorer, traveling the world, adventuring in the wilderness, and pushing the limits of my understanding of the human mind and heart. I came to my professional identity fairly early, while traveling in the Himalayan mountains of India. I was there volunteering, and participating in a cultural immersion and exchange program. At the end of the program, we hosted a public party to welcome anyone who would be interested in learning about our activities - and much to my surprise, a tourist woman with whom I had one degree of separation showed up! We spoke in depth of my time there and of my future. I remember saying, "I want to be an emotional healer." She said, "you're a social worker", and offered me an internship upon my return home. The rest is history. These days, when I'm not providing therapy, you can find me in my garden, spending time with my family and community, or consulting at Athena Forum Institute.
- Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Bates College
- Master of Social Work (MSW), University of Hawaii
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
- Massachusetts: 121290
- Washington: LW60681877
- Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH)
Apart from providing psychotherapy, I have a history of practice within medical social work, most pertinently Emergency services for those in psychiatric crisis. I also served as a core staff member at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, a residential retreat center for the study and practice of meditation, prior to obtaining my MSW.
Specialties & Issues
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the states of Massachusetts and Washington, and have a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I offer my services to individuals in need of a fresh approach to counseling. My areas of clinical expertise include anxiety and stress, depression, grief and bereavement, and trauma. I am primarily experienced in working with members of the LGBTQ community, individuals experiencing relationship issues, women dealing with pregnancy/postpartum, and families in conflict. I pay particular attention to concerns of self-esteem, codependency, spirituality, coping skills, and general needs for life coaching. My clinical orientation is largely Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral, though I also lean in with an Existential framework as well.
We come to therapy with our struggles. The hope is that we leave them behind, and go forward in life with freedom and joy. I am here to offer counseling and therapeutic support to you as you unburden yourself of limitation, and seek your innate capacity for transformation. My job is to care about you as you learn just how deeply you can care for you, too. To me, therapy is listening deeply – I listen to you. And you listen to yourself, to hear your irreplaceable, undivided, internally original voice. I am inspired always by the incredible power, dignity and strength it shows every time you simply arrive in session.
All of my work is embraced with the spirit of mindfulness meditation, of which I have been a devoted student for over 15 years. Mindfulness is simply allowing our thoughts the space to be seen fully, in a non-judgmental way, so that we may see ourselves clearly, with compassion, and choose our course in life with wisdom.
I happily look forward to offering you support and guidance through whatever challenge you face right now. Together let’s transform your struggle into strength.
Services & Rates
If you are interested in online psychotherapy, please contact me with your availability for a 20-minute free phone consultation to talk about your needs. We can talk through options for treatment together. Sessions: 50-minute Individual Session - $145 The initial assessment will involve a thorough psychosocial assessment so that we can get a clear sense of what has been bothering you, and what factors may be contributing to your difficulties. Typically, by the end of this or the next session, we will have a clear set of treatment goals established, and also a treatment plan about how to best meet them.
I am currently not accepting insurance.
I am able to provide you with a Super Bill which can be used to request reimbursement from your own insurance company. Please ask me if you want to know more about this process.
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