About me

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I believe that therapy unfolds differently for everyone. Where for some, the process is about acknowledging painful aspects of life, for others it is about developing coping skills so that the painful aspects of life cease to be so overwhelming. Because of this, I offer a therapy relationship that is open and attentive. I balance being empathic and challenging, because ultimately good therapy is about feeling supported in making positive life changes.


After graduating from Smith College School for Social Work, I completed a two-year advanced fellowship in psychodynamic therapy at Harvard Medical School in 2012.  In 2013 I received a certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Boston University.  I am a fully licensed clinical social worker in the state of Massachusetts and work with teens, adults, couples, and families in the Northampton area.


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