With twenty years experience as a counselor, I maintain a private practice working with a broad spectrum of clients in my Northampton office. I earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision with a minor in Couples Counseling from Kent State University in 2000. I also earned a M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling from the University of Virginia in 1992. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts (#6442), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (#966).
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important element of a helpful counseling experience. As such, I am actively engaged with clients and believe strongly in a collaborative and respectful relationship. Your issues, concerns, personal history, and worldview will inform our work together. My counseling orientation is integrative, and I am most heavily influenced by the person-centered, solution-focused, and the cognitive-behavioral approaches to counseling. I will strive to provide a safe and consistent relationship with you while challenging you to examine how you relate with the world around you.