Accomplishments and Expertise


• Executive Coaching certification, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, December, 2008


• Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider in Massachusetts, 1994, License # 6680


• Psychology Doctorate, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, 1992


• Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Lesley College, 1984, concentration in music therapy


• Executive coaching for organization leaders


• Psychotherapy services for all ages: small children, youngsters, teens, adults, families, parents, and couples


• Comfortable treating wide range of clinical issues, including: relationship problems; parenting issues; behavior problems; self-injurious behaviors; effects of substance abuse and trauma; adjustment, mood, anxiety, school phobia, post-traumatic stress, attention, and eating disorders


• Specialized training in child therapy, family therapy, trauma treatment, gender and sexual orientation issues


• Integration of multiple theoretical and therapeutic approaches, including: family systems, narrative, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), behavioral, insight-oriented, meditation and mindfulness; certifications in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Executive Coaching


• Collaborative relationships with local mental health providers, including medication prescribers


• Taught psychology of women, child development, and family therapy


• Supervised psychology trainees


• Experienced in many sectors of mental health field, including out-patient, home-based, residential, day treatment, and in-patient settings


• Over 10 years experience working in local private practice groups


• Supervision for mental health providers


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