I’m a psychotherapist and the Executive Director of Concord Counseling Associates in Concord, MA. I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma, especially those who haven’t had much success with other therapies. I also work with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, insomnia, phobias, technology addiction, or a feeling that something is not quite right. What is different about the way that I work is that I am committed to helping you get better quickly.
Even though I was originally trained in longer-term therapeutic techniques, my post-graduate and lifelong training has focused on using short-term evidence-based treatment models grounded in an empathic, collaborative, and safe environment. I am often told that I am “very empathic,” “have a calming presence,” am “easy to talk to,” am “easy to be myself around” and that my desire to help is evident.
In addition to having a number of treatment models to choose from, I routinely ask you to report on your outcomes using standardized surveys. Together, we will discuss the results of those surveys to make sure I am guiding you in the best possible way so that you can get back to living a healthy and purposeful life. If you are interested in working together, please reach out with any questions or follow this link to book a free 15-minute consultation to see if we would be a good fit.
I spent many years in academia studying the impact of technology on psychological well-being– not just the pitfalls of using technology, but the benefits. I use this knowledge to help me work with my clients, as appropriate. Sometimes, I use a little bit of that knowledge like when I help someone work through the impact of our technologically-based society on their well-being and sometimes I use it a lot like when I help an adolescent whose parents have noted they are addicted to technology. When appropriate, I bring in technological tools into my work with you such as devices that help measure your physiological state or a device that helps you attain greater focus while meditating. You can find my research papers here.
I trained in both the clinical and counseling psychology programs at Penn State University, was a fellow for almost a decade at Harvard University, and have taught at Oxford University. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) along with talk therapy models such as psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems (IFS), CBT, and DBT. In addition to my academic training, I am a survivor of childhood trauma and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). For me, there is no more meaningful work than being able to use my education and life experiences to help others heal and grow.