I offer wholehearted psychotherapy grounded in evidence-based mindfulness approaches that is open to all identities and concerns.
Clinical Psychologist in Glastonbury, CT
I have worked in the college and university mental health field for the last 8 years. During my pre-doctoral internship at University of Massachusetts at Amherst I completed a concentration in eating disorder treatment and worked with an integrative treatment team that supported students struggling with eating disorders. For the last 4 years I have worked as a full-time staff psychologist and continued to treat students struggling with varying levels of disordered eating and body image concerns.
I would describe my overall approach to psychotherapy as mindfulness informed, which means that when I think about how to define and describe the problems that bring people to therapy and what drives the changes that lead to improvement, I hold in mind a knowledge base that integrates Buddhist and Western psychologies. I also offer guided meditation in session with clients as an agreed upon exercise when it would be in the service of their progress.
While working in college counseling it was often helpful to pull from ACT as a third-wave CBT approach offering mindfulness-based interventions that could be delivered in a brief-treatment setting. I continue to utilize ACT in particular with clients who need more brief or directive forms of treatment.
My primary training, both in my doctoral program at Antioch University and in my Post-Doctoral internship year, was focused on psychodynamic theory. As a full-time psychologist at Trinity College, we continued our education in psychodynamic theory as a staff and offered regular seminars to our trainees.