I am a licensed clinical social worker in Massachusetts with 8 years of experience working as a behavior therapist and school social worker. I have worked with teenagers with concerns of depression, anxiety, social anxiety, relationship issues, ASD, ADHD, life transitions, and others. I also helped children, teenagers, and adults who have experienced sexual, physical and emotional abuse. I have helped parents with setting healthy boundaries while still providing love and care to their teenagers.
Teenagers are at a very complex stage and they often need someone to talk to that will be nonjudgmental. Over the years I worked in a pediatric department working along medical providers to improve children and teenagers health. I also provided family therapy to children with severe emotional disturbance. And currently work in the educational system with 7th and 8th graders.
I use a holistic and strength based approach to help teenagers develop the strategies and tools they'll need to achieve mental, physical and spiritual growth. I believe that we all have strengths that can be used. For me spiritually has been very important in life, such as family, and friends. Together we will find what those strengths are and use them to achieve your teen's goals. Some of the therapeutic modalities I've used to help people are CBT, EMDR, solution focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, family system therapy and others.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , Impulsivity , Posttraumatic Stress , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LICSW #122186 (Expires: 2021-12-26)
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