I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in Lexington, MA. I have provided mental health care to adults in individual and couple therapy since 1988.
I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University and a Master’s degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University.
My formal clinical training includes a two-year practicum placement at the Brookline Community Mental Health Center, an intensive pre-doctoral internship at McLean Hospital, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Community Health Plan.
In these different settings I learned to provide long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy, short-term solution-focused therapy, stress management techniques and relaxation skills and strategies. Through these programs I developed the skills necessary to work in a flexible manner that is responsive to the needs of each client.
I have continued my training over the years by remaining current with recent developments in the field through continuing education workshops, seminars, webinars, and my own reading. In recent years, I have become increasingly interested in the role of mindfulness in psychotherapy and ways that our bodies can register all kinds of feelings, often before we are conscious of these feelings. Paying attention to this aspect of our experience can be very useful in the therapy (and life!) process. I have also become very interested in the importance of self-compassion in healing psychological wounds that originate from painful life experiences.
I am a member of the American Psychological Association, National Register of Health Service Providers, and Massachusetts Psychological Association.