Eugene T. Gendlin said once “What is true is already so. Owning up to it doesn’t make it worse. Not being open about it doesn’t make it go away.” Recognizing one’s truth helps individuals make small and large life decisions and work towards changes if so desired. Through empathy, listening, creative solutions, engaging in a wholesome process, and a wealth of clinical experience I have been trying to help people recognize their truths about their lives. Throughout my almost 40-year long career I helped individuals with their mental health and substance use concerns.
After having earned my master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapies from (then) Lesley College (now Lesley University), I worked mainly with individuals with severe mental illnesses, severe traumas, and substance use issues. I have been licensed as an LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) in Massachusetts since 1991. Besides providing individual and group treatment my experience also includes having worked as an Adjunct Professor at Lesley University, having directed psychiatric programs and mental health clinics, and overseeing mental health and substance use divisions for human service organizations.
I know every individual is richly unique and I believe that working on oneself is hard, at times frustrating, but can also be rewarding. I’m committed to being on your side by empathically witnessing your process, and by trying to help you successfully become healthier and happier in your life by being honest, transparent, and creative in our interactions.
- Adults and Elders
- Other Mood Disorders (bi-polar, etc.)
- Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders
- Substance Use and Dual Diagnosis (mh/sa)
- Personality Disorders
- Life Transitions
- Loss and Grief
- Sexual Identity
- Multi-cultural issues
- Immigrants and Refugees