MY SPECIALTIES

ADULTS

PERINATAL MOOD & ANXIETY DISORDERS

I have a postgraduate certificate in Infant Parent Mental Health that included education on postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.  I am a partnered therapist with the Nurturing Families Mind Over Mood Program that provides home-based therapy for mom's who may otherwise have difficulty accessing care.

TRAUMA

My clinical focus has always been working with individuals who have experienced trauma.  This includes adults with childhood traumatic experiences, sexual and/or physical assaults, domestic violence, community violence and any other perceived negative experiences.  I have  completed training to provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, an evidenced based trauma treatment.

PARENTING DIFFICULTIES

I have years of experience supporting parents in managing children's behaviors.  With significant training in attachment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we can work together to identify possible causes to behaviors and build effective, nurturing skills to redirect those negative behaviors to positive interactions.

STRESS, ANXIETY & MOOD

Coping skills are essential to managing stress and building positive self-care routines.  Having significant experience and training in a variety of areas, I can support you in building the most effective self-care and stress management skills for your particular routine. 

This includes addressing mood and anxiety triggers and changing your automatic responses to these symptoms.

CHILDREN / ADOLESCENTS

STRESS, ANXIETY & MOOD

Children experience stress, anxiety and mood disruptions in different ways than adults.  They can exhibit behaviors that are disruptive or oppositional, or can be more shut-down or solitary.   If you've noticed any changes in your child after a transition, negative experience or unknown cause, we can work together to help identify that shift and build skills to allow your child to cope, adapt to different circumstances and manage anxiety and mood shifts. 

TRAUMA & TF-CBT

I have been nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy since 2014.  TF-CBT is an evidenced based treatment for single or multiple traumas in children.  Having provided TF-CBT treatment to many children and their families, I feel confident that if this is the correct modality for your child, you will see dramatic improvements in functioning as treatment progresses.  

If TF-CBT is not appropriate or desired, there a number of other ways to address trauma, including but not limited to art therapy, play therapy, CBT, etc.

BEHAVIORAL CONCERNS

If your child is struggling with behaviors at school and/or home, therapy can help develop more effective ways of helping your child meet their needs. We can also help build parenting intervention that support more independent self-regulation and coping for your children.

567 Vauxhall Street Ext., Suite 303, Waterford, CT 06385                                     860.800.2421