"I will not rescue you,
For you are not powerless.
I will not fix you,
For you are not broken.
I will not heal you,
For I see you in your wholeness.
I will walk with you through the darkness,
As you remember your light."
~A Medicine Woman's Prayer
At different times in our lives, we all need someone to talk with who will really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I strive to provide my clients with that warm, non judgmental environment - a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want. Often, I find that humor and engagement are part of that process. It is a privilege to work with people who bravely reach out and acknowledge their need for support.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Vermont, New York and Massachusetts and hold a Master's Degree in Social Work from the State University of New York at Albany. I have been in private practice for the past nineteen years; prior to this, I held several different positions within United Counseling Services including Outpatient Clinician and Crisis Outreach Specialist. For eight years, I also worked at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center as a per-diem Emergency Clinician. Additionally, I have taught as an Adjunct Faculty at Southern Vermont College and The Community College of Vermont in their Bennington location.
This broad experience in crisis work, outpatient and teaching has helped me create a multidisciplinary approach to treating the many different needs that people bring to therapy. At the center of this approach is a caring heart, a shared hope for healing and a hearty laugh together as we explore what life throws our way.
I believe in the power of a healing relationship; one between you and your therapist and, most importantly, one between you and yourself.
Coming home to ourselves is the greatest reunion.