While earning my undergraduate degree at Barnard College in New York City, I learned just how unstoppable an individual could be once empowered with the knowledge that being themselves was enough. That no matter what one’s socio-economic background, gender, religion or sexual orientation, recognizing their truth was the basis for incredible growth. Seeing so many individuals armed with this knowledge engaged in furthering themselves personally, professionally and spirituality was truly an inspiration. This is what I aim for when working with my clients; I want them to fully realize their potential for growth despite life’s inherent struggles. I endeavor to do this with humor, warmth and candor. Upon getting my master’s degree in marriage and family therapy at Mount St. Mary’s College, I worked with disenfranchised and underserved communities at The Relational Center in Los Angeles. This work included aiding individuals, couples, groups and families with a variety of stressors. I witnessed my clients thrive when properly resourced and supported. However I had a strong desire to help others learn to accept their bodies and embrace their spirit while also connecting to their intellectual curiosity. This led me to my work with individuals suffering from eating disorders; first with Center for Discovery, then Shoreline Eating Disorder Treatment Center and for the last five years with Monte Nido and Affiliates. I have experience in several clinical settings, including Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization and Residential Eating Disorder Treatment. I was previously Clinical Director at Monte Nido’s Eating Disorder Center of Boston until taking on the role of Clinical Director at Clementine Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment Center, a Monte Nido Affiliate, in Briarcliff Manor, New York.
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)
The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)