Clinical Experience and Education

I am a practicing psychotherapist with many years of experience, licensed (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I started Life Wellness Counseling with an outstanding reputation for providing compassionate and effective individual, group and family therapy for adults and adolescents in Boston, Newton and Canton, Massachusetts.  I have worked for the Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Medical Center and the South Boston Community Health Center at the South Boston Collaborative Center.  Currently, my practice is part of a partnership at Collaborations in Clinical Care in Canton, MA.  

Education

Boston University School of Medicine – Master of Arts in Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine ’07

Boston University College of Arts and Sciences – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology ’04

I regularly attend specialized training in various treatment approaches.  I choose those deemed to be best practices based on the latest research in the field of psychology.  Below is an alphabetical partial list of some of the post-graduate training I have completed.  

  • “The Art of Exposure and Response Prevention” – PESI Intensive Workshop
  • “Attachment and Borderline Personality Disorder” – McLean Hospital
  • “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate” – PESI
  • “Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Certification Program I and II” –Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy Workshop“ – Cape Cod Institute
  • “Meditation and Psychotherapy:  Cultivating Compassion and Wisdom” Including panel discussion with His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, – Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance
  • “Meditation and Visualization Practices for Well-Being and to Enhance Peak Performance” – Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance
  • “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction” – PESI Intensive Workshop
  • “The Role of Mindfulness in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders”- PESI Intensive Workshop
  • Self-Harming Behaviors” – Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Substance Use and the Adolescent Brain” – Institutes of Health and Recovery (IHR), Suffolk County Adolescent Project
  • “Treating Anxiety Disorders: Adults, Adolescents and Children” – Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance
  • “Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model for Men (M-TREM)” – Boston Public Health Commission

You can find my  “Linked In” profile here and my Psychology Today profile here.   

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