I trained as a therapist at Goddard College’s graduate program for Clinical Mental Health Counseling and completed my clinical training hours at a domestic violence agency. I take an eclectic, holistic approach to counseling and tailor my work with clients to each individual’s needs. My theoretical foundation is humanistic and highly collaborative. Considering each individual's needs, strengths and goals, I pull from cognitive-behavioral, somatic, narrative, gestalt/mindfulness-based and expressive arts traditions.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I provided perinatal counseling and support as a birth doula and Lamaze certified childbirth educator, specializing in working with women with histories of abuse or assault, mental health disabilities and addictions. I have provided counseling out of a women’s health clinic, a domestic violence shelter, several family medicine practices, a progressive school for pregnant teenagers, a special needs adoption agency and a GLBT-focused health center. In addition to spending ten years supporting women and families, I have traveled extensively to train counselors, home visitors, birth workers and medical providers throughout the country on how to provide trauma-informed, affirming care across the spectrum of reproductive health and childbearing experiences.
I am currently working towards licensure in the state of Vermont and practice on the state’s non-licensed roster for clinicians currently pursuing licensure. I conduct my private practice under the supervision of Patricia Song, Ph.D. and participate in peer consultation and continuing education on a regular basis to ensure that I am providing the best possible services.
Outside of my private practice, I work as an artist and writer. I maintain a small ceramics and fiber arts studio in Barre, VT and am at work on several writing projects focused on resiliency for survivors of intimate partner violence.