I consider it an honor to work with people in therapy. While I talk with you, I enjoy discovering your unique style, your strengths, and even those things about you that you may not like. Sometimes therapy is very fun and uplifting; other times it is difficult, sad, or frustrating. Whatever your experience, I will remain present and supportive. What you’re going through matters to me. You need not feel embarrassed about who or how you are when you speak with me. I will take you and your therapy seriously.
I began my career in Marriage and Family Therapy after I had my three children. After my youngest son was diagnosed with a chronic illness, I decided that I wanted to train to work alongside people as they work through life’s difficulties. I have a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University. I am also an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor. I specialize in Internal Family Systems (centerforselfleadership.org) and Therapy and Intimacy from the Inside Out Couples Therapy (toniherbineblank.com). I am excited to work with you using these models as my clients experience tremendous growth and healing with them.
Experience, caring and competence are qualities I bring to your therapy. I do not see you as “broken” or “wrong,” but as a person, like me. We all must jump hurdles throughout life and sometimes we run into walls. In working with you, I will not just sit and nod my head. I will listen to you and help you put the pieces together. I have studied hard to offer you the information and skills in therapy that you deserve. Your therapy will be personally tailored to your needs, genuinely hopeful and authentic.
I am always learning, as life has much to teach.