I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice. My goal is to provide affordable counseling in an informal, friendly and confidential atmosphere–to create a safe place to talk about any concern–including topics such as stress, worry, sadness, loss, relationship difficulties, adjustment challenges, troublesome behavior patterns, life crises or trauma experiences.
There are many good reasons to seek counseling or therapeutic services. Some people seek help because they need a neutral sounding board. Others feel stuck or face issues that interfere with their ability to feel happy and productive. Still others may need more comprehensive services. I believe in helping through a compassionate, strengths-based approach so that individuals can find solutions to their problems and develop a deeper understanding of themselves.
I have been in the mental health field for almost 20 years. I received my Masters degree from Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work in 1999 in Boston, MA. I have experience working with at risk adolescents and their families, child and adult survivors of sexual assault and abuse, foster families, parents with young children, college students, those in a caregiver role, and adults of all ages. I have experience and training in a variety of treatment techniques including play therapy. In Madison, I have helped develop a program with the American Red Cross and William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital to support Veterans awaiting organ transplants.