I am a rostered psychotherapist (credential number: 097.0129653) practicing in Burlington, Vermont. I completed a M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Saint Michael’s College and have enjoyed working and training in various therapeutic settings. These include a research study at the University of Vermont funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, The Howard Center, and at Middlebury College’s Counseling Center.
I believe as humans we develop, grow, change, and are sometimes hurt or feel a loss of vitality in relationship to others and society. My approach to therapy centers on building an engaged, authentic, and empathic therapeutic relationship through which we embark on exploration of the patterns and experiences that have left you feeling stuck, hurt, disconnected, and/or without vitality. Together, we make meaning out of those experiences.
My passion is for fostering deep interpersonal connections that serve as a foundation for empowerment, insight, finding meaning, discovering or re-discovering strengths, and navigating transition. I view each individual as having an intrinsic ability to grow, heal, and gain understanding. Additionally, I have a passion for connecting with underserved groups and those who may be uncomfortable with or avoid seeking counseling due to stigma.
Our work together will cultivate understanding, acceptance, compassion for self and others; and move you towards personal agency, growth, healing, symptom relief, and a renewed optimism about life.
In my practice, located in Burlington, Vermont, I am currently completing hours towards licensure as a Clinical Psychologist in the state of Vermont under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Houser, PhD. I try to balance a rich family life with my passion for my work.