My work is rooted in trauma-informed practice and aims to foster mental well-being by way of the body. In this approach, informed by somatic therapy, I strive to highlight and honor the ways in which our emotions and actions work to keep us safe, with the acknowledgment that they may not be as effective as they once were in connecting us to who and what we care about. I work to bring humility and curiosity to the therapeutic relationship, prioritize collaboration, and have a deep respect for those who show up and do the work of therapy; without shying away from humor and celebrating joy together.
I earned my master's in social work from Simmons University in 2021, after training in the Dual-Diagnosis Partial Hospital Program at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and the Counseling and Wellness Center at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Prior to social work, I trained as a fine artist, earning my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and worked as a professional photographer.