I received my BA, MA and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Rochester. During my undergraduate years, I also studied voice at the Eastman School of Music. After graduation, I worked with maltreated adolescents at the Mt. Hope Family Center, where I later began research to better understand how beliefs about control relate to clinical symptomatology in high-risk youth. After completing a Post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester Counseling Center (UCC), I joined the faculty as a Staff Psychologist and ultimately became the Director of UCC until I resigned in 2012 to pursue full time private practice.
During my 10+ years in college mental health, I provided supervision and consultation to many professionals who were in training to learn the practice of psychotherapy. I also provided consultation and educational workshops to many diverse individuals and groups of faculty and staff on the University of Rochester campus and the broader community.
I am a NYS Licensed Psychologist (#014419) and a Certified Group Psychotherapist (National Registry of Group Psychotherapists). I am a member of the American Psychological Association, American Group Psychology Association, Rochester Area Group Psychologist Association, and the Genesee Valley Psychologist Association.
My approach to therapy is integrative. I utilize various theories and approaches to maximize the opportunity for growth, learning and change. I treat each individual as unique and develop the right treatment plan for you with your collaboration. The foundation of successful psychotherapy is in the relationship between the therapist and the client. I encourage open dialogue about the therapy relationship and process throughout the course of working together. I am compassionate and supportive while also providing honest feedback and insightful challenges. I am both proactive and interactive in my approach while listening closely and deeply. You will find I engage with each person in a unique, “real,” direct, and genuine way.
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