I am a cisgender white female who has been in the mental health field for over 15 years. I have primarily worked with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders such as depression and anxiety. I have a passion for working with adults to help them achieve the life they want (and to help them identify what that is). I work mainly from a person-centered approach with a trauma-informed lens (meeting people where they are) and believe that therapy is just one step along the path to a healthy mental and physical life. I take a special interest in family of origin and childhood experiences affecting long-term behavior.
MS - Counselor Education, Western Connecticut State University
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
I experienced first-hand the benefits of therapy at a young age and how it can improve an entire family system. I knew I wanted to be a part of that for others.
Outside of my professional life, I enjoy cooking, reading, lap swimming, lying by the pool, going to new restaurants with my husband, and making playlists.
I move my body. I aim for 30 minutes a day or more of any kind of movement: swimming, yoga, walking my dog, etc.
The Little Prince. I find a new meaning within it each time I read it. It is my favorite book to give to new parents—for both the children's and the parent's benefit
Red Cross - I am an avid blood donor and donate every 60 days. I think it is one of the easiest ways (and doesn't cost anything) to give back and help others.
I sleep! Sleep is very important to me and I am cognizant of my sleep routine and sleep hygiene.
I have two pets. Waffles, a 5-year-old cattle dog/mix rescue and Kanye, a 7-year-old rescue cat who likes to terrorize Waffles.
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