Hello and Welcome!
I have been practicing psychology in the Boston area for 10+ years. My focus is on an integrative and individualized therapeutic approach to best address each child or family's specific needs. Children and teens tend to enjoy my warm, nonjudgmental and humorous approach.
My journey as a psychologist began in 2004 when I attended graduate school at William James College. Over the course of my doctoral program, I trained in the Belmont Public Schools and at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute where I worked with children diagnosed with cancer. My post-doctoral fellowship continued with this population in the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Dana Farber & Boston Children's Hospital. Upon completion of my fellowship in 2009, I became a full-time Attending Psychologist at Boston Children's Hospital. I treated patients in the hospital's Infant Follow-Up Clinic and the Optimal Weight for Life Program. In 2012, I served as the full-time Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Optimal Weight for Life Program.
I provide families with behavioral strategies for pediatric weight management. Children return to me because of my "down to earth" style, and parents appreciate my refreshing candor and relatable nature. Forming trusting relationships with children and families is my number one goal, without which therapeutic treatment is ineffective.
I have maintain private practice for the past 12 years. Children and adolescents often come to me with issues related to school performance, peer difficulties, divorce or parent issues, anxiety, sexual identity concerns, and a variety of other issues. My favorite population to work with is tween and teen girls. Yes, even the ones who roll their eyes and cross their arms and think therapy is a joke!
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind"