Therapy is a process of discovery, meaning, choice, and action. It is a discovery of what is not understood or recognized, and a process of identifying the meaning that is learned and created through life experiences. Therapy is an opportunity to make choices about what is important in life. It provides a means for considering alternative ways to live in the world and with others. My therapeutic approach focuses on how each person understands and experiences themselves, other people in their life, and the context they find themselves in.
I developed this approach over 30 years of experience in clinical work with couples and families. I received my MSW in Clinical Social Work from the Smith College School for Social Work, and have practiced in a variety of settings: community mental health clinics, a residential psychiatric hospital, and private practice. For over 20 years I was a member of the medical staff at the Austen Riggs Center, where I served as a Senior Social Worker, Clinical Supervisor, and as the Director of Clinical Social Work.
My role as a therapist is to help you understand your life more clearly, so that you are better prepared to make choices for yourself, in relationships with others, and with your family.