THE THERAPIST

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DSW, LCSW-C

Understanding the importance of attentively listening and empowering through the delivery of
strength-based, impactful and supportive services is essential to the therapeutic process. I have
spent over 15 years developing my skill-set with the goal of providing quality care/services to every
child and family I encounter. My compassion and love for “the work” is what has driven me to seek
an advanced degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California. I graduated from
Eastern CT State University with a bachelor’s degree in social work as well as completed my Master
of Social Work degree at Springfield College.

My goal is to help you uncover your true potential in order to lead a life that is worth celebrating.
While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand
and resolve challenges. By applying evidenced-based therapeutic approaches and techniques, we
will discover long-standing behavior patterns and/or negative perceptions that may be interfering
with your ability to experience a more fulfilling and meaningful life. With compassion and
understanding, I provide a personalized approach tailored to help children/youth, couples, or family’s
build on their strengths and attain the growth they are committed to accomplishing.
In our time together, we will develop realistic coping strategies that we can utilize when feeling
distressed. My clinical expertise and abilities are in bipolar disorders, depressive and anxiety
disorders, grief and loss, self-esteem/self-image challenges, social anxiety, anger management,
relationship challenges, work/life balance and stress reduction. In addition, I am able to work with
Victims of Crime (assault, intimate partner violence, sexual assault) to address immediate crisis
challenges and issues around Post Traumatic Stress.