Beginning therapy takes a lot of courage. Getting the most out of it takes openness and a compassionate, attentive therapist in whom you feel comfortable confiding. I’m a psychotherapist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders and believes passionately in size acceptance. My practice and perspective is built on more than 20 years of clinical experience in inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings, where I’ve focused on helping adults and adolescents with eating disorders and their families find balance and fulfillment in their lives. I also work with adults and adolescents with anxiety and/or depression; mothers coping with post-partum or child raising issues; and individuals seeking to improve relationships with others or themselves. I look forward to working with you and partnering on your journey to recovery. I am not accepting new patients at this time.
I earned a BA with distinction in psychology from Boston University and a Master of Social Work in clinical social work at Boston College and hold a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) certification in Massachusetts . I completed my clinical internships in the Boston Public Schools and at a residential school for adolescent girls in Arlington, MA.
Before starting my private practice, I worked as a clinical training coordinator and provided clinical supervision to residential staff and graduate interns at a residential treatment program for clients with eating disorders. My prior experience also includes treating patients with eating disorders in a variety of levels of care.
I am a member of the Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association, the Academy of Eating Disorders, and the National Association of Social Workers, and a senior clinician at CNC360, a group of dedicated, experienced, HAES (Health at Every Size) informed and licensed professionals in the fields of nutrition and psychology who specialize in the treatment of eating concerns and offer an integrated, mind-body holistic approach to support recovery from eating and body image issues.
My treatment approach encompasses concepts from psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). During therapy sessions, we will explore your individual situation and determine which approaches and directions are best suited to your unique needs and
EATING DISORDER TREATMENT
I have extensive clinical experience and expertise in the assessment and holistic care of adults and adolescents with eating disorders--encompassing nutrition, physical, and mental health--across the continuum of treatment. As a member of several professional associations devoted to helping patients with eating disorders, I provide the highest level of care that is integrated, validated, and coordinated.
SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION
I provide individual supervision for psychotherapists and dieticians. I supervise newly licensed (LCSW) social workers who are working towards independent licensure (LICSW). Additionally I consult on eating disorder cases with clinicians, treatment teams, and families. These services can be provided in-person or