I am experienced in supporting individuals working on anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and concerns related to gender and sexuality. In addition, I support people with goals ranging from improving habits to exploring life meaning and purpose.
I work with couples on improving connection and healing conflict in intimate relationships. I am comfortable working with partners of all gender identities, sexualities, and romantic/affectional orientations.
I intend to offer small group therapy in order to provide more affordable services to the community. Group counseling provides unique opportunities for healing and change that are different than those in individual therapy. Please let me know if you are interested and I will send you information when I begin to run a group.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) working in downtown Portland, ME. I am licensed to practice mental health counseling in the state of Maine by the Board of Counseling Professionals. I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and subscribe to the ACA code of Ethics.
I completed my clinical internship with the Gestalt-Experiential Therapy of Maine (GETME) learning about experiential and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) with individuals and couples, and I continue to receive consultation and training from GETME in these ways of working. I have completed basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy through EMDR Advanced Training and Distance Learning and receive ongoing professional consultation in this modality.
Before and alongside working in my practice, I have worked as a counselor at Maine College of Art (MECA), and in helping roles including Personal Care Attendant for people with disabilities, Crisis Stabilization Counselor, Caseworker, and volunteer with the Trevor Project.
I have a strong interest in other people and a deep commitment to this work which I find immensely meaningful, exciting, and worthwhile.