I have been providing counseling in a variety of psychiatric settings since 1990. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages struggling in relationships, suffering from depression or anxiety of any kind, as well as complicated bereavement. My passion has been learning and using models of therapy for working more effectively with couples. I am a certified educator for Gottman's Seven Principles for Marriage. I have also been trained in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples in Chicago and Washington DC in addition to Relational Life Therapy (RLT) out of Boston. My work is informed by the training I have received from cutting edge leaders in couples therapy such as Sue Johnson, Terry Real and certified sex therapists Marty Klein, Esther Perrel, and Tammy Nelson.
My professional background includes extensive work in emergency services and crisis intervention, and I have expertise in suicide risk assessment. I worked for many years as a clinical therapist at Berkshire Medical Center in their psychiatric units and in their emergency room.
I have provided training to other mental health professionals funded by the Department of Mental Health, including training staff in public schools and hospitals through the Suicide Prevention Grant Project.
Insurances Accepted: In addition to accepting cash, Visa or MasterCard for services, I also accept the following insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, Tufts, and United Behavioral Health (UBH).