Thank you for taking a moment to read about me and my practice! I help couples find ways to feel connected, respected, and loved. If you feel dissatisfied, scared, or confused about relationships with others (and your relationship with yourself!) in your life, I can help.
Research suggests that the best predictor of therapeutic success is the relationship one has with the therapist, not the type of therapy used. Finding someone who fits you is the most important part of this work. If you'd like to see if my approach would work for you, check out below!
My style: My style is characterized by warmth, use of humor, lack of judgment, and down-to-earth practicality. Therapy is a joint effort between me and my clients. We are a team, and my job is to help you find the tools and insight to make the changes you want. I value your input and feedback into the process, and strive to be upfront with goals and methods.
Affirming and inclusive therapy for all gender and sexuality expressions and identities, as well as relationship structures, is a guiding principle of mine. I strive to make my therapy room a safe and nonjudgmental space. If you would like to find out more about my experience and approach, I invite you to contact me for a free 15 minute phone consultation.
My areas of expertise: I have different areas of specialized training; please see my Couples and Individual Therapy pages for more in depth information.
My education: I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Oakland University, in my home state of Michigan. I moved to New England to pursue my graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Antioch University in Keene, New Hampshire.
My degree and licensure: I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. This particular Masters degree focuses on how an individual interacts with the small and large systems in their life, both internal and external. I am trained to work with individuals, as are all therapists with counseling degrees, but I am additionally specifically trained in relationship and family therapy.
My experience: I began my clinical internship in 2007 at Antioch University New England. I completed my internship in 2009, post graduate work in 2011, and became licensed in 2012. I worked in New Hampshire and the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts, providing couples, individual, and family work, both in office and in home settings. I've received specialized training in treating eating disordered behavior while working for an intensive outpatient program in Northampton and Amherst, as well as focusing on supporting those in recovery from eating disorders in a private practice in Amherst.
I have been providing couples/relationship and individual therapy covering a wide range of issues in Vermont since 2015.
A little about me personally: I live with my partner of 14 years (and our 3 rescue pets) in beautiful southeastern Vermont. I'm an active aunt to multiple nieces and nephews, both locally and back in my home state of Michigan. On the weekends, you'll find me catching live music, reading, or playing outside with my Labrador retriever. My pronouns are she/her.