University of Maryland - MS, Family Studies
Tufts University - BA, Child Development
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Summa Cum Laude
Cum Laude Society
I was a junior at Tufts University when I took a class on Family Therapy Models. At the time, I was on a path to becoming a child psychologist. Once I learned about family systems theory, I knew that the best way to help children was to help their whole family, starting with the most important people in their lives--their parents.
I attended an intense graduate program in Marriage and Family Therapy. We videotaped all of our sessions, which we would then show to supervisors. Their feedback at times was very tough to take, but it developed me as a therapist in a way nothing else could. I am so grateful for the quality of training I received.
During my graduate program, I participated in a research study examining couples' communication patterns and therapeutic interventions.
After graduate school, I worked with child survivors of sexual and physical abuse. I started my practice specializing in couples therapy in 2007.
In 2013, I built a home that could house my therapy office in the lower level. My hope is that this environment is welcoming and comfortable.
Many people are curious about their therapists, but therapists are taught about the importance of professional boundaries and not revealing personal information.
Here are some things I can share that I don't think will negatively affect boundaries and may even be helpful for you to know as we work together: