Homecoming Counseling and Hypnotherapy
I have worked in the mental health field since the year 2000. My training as a therapist includes completion of a Master’s Degree in mental health counseling from UMass, Boston, a certification program in Focusing, certification by the National Guild of Hypnotists as a hypnotherapist, and specialized training in the technique EMDR. As a condition of licensing as well as a personal commitment to my professional growth, I attend continuing education courses and workshops on an ongoing basis; these have included training in Internal Family Systems, Gentle Reprocessing, and numerous other approaches to treating anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders, as well as a wide range of other life challenges and psychological symptoms. (For descriptions of the specialized techniqes listed above, see Treatment Services.)
I have offered individual therapy through my private practice in Groton since 2006. I also meet with individuals and couples for consultations or short-term work on particular issues.
Prior to 2006, I was an outpatient therapist at Advocates Community Counseling in Marlborough, Massachusetts, where I provided both individual and group psychotherapy. My internships during graduate study included work at the Bedford VA Hospital and at UMass Memorial Hospital in Marlborough, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Teaching and Focusing Training
My activities in the community include presenting talks and classes in a variety of settings that provide psychoeducation, including Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Emerson Hospital, Acton-Boxborough Community Education, Amethyst Point Holistic Healing Center, and Choices Community Wellness Center.
Between 2005 and 2009 I was a staff member and teacher at Changes, a group at the Arlington Center devoted to teaching and exchanging Focusing sessions. I continue to offer Focusing training to individuals, partners, and small groups.