I provide support through all of life's stages. I am solution focused and strengths based. We all have the ability to grow, change, and solve our own problems. Sometimes it takes a collaborative effort with someone outside of the situation to move forward. I believe that a good therapeutic experience helps an individual to better manage situations that life sends our way. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my belief that the family is key when working with children. Parents are the "experts" on their own children, some just don't know it yet!
I earned my Master of Clinical Social Work from Fordham University. I was a Social Worker in New York Public Schools, worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor with adolescents in a state run agency in the Hudson Valley, and served children and adolescents with severe emotional, behavioral and trauma issues in a residential and day treatment facility in Massachusetts. I have been in private practice for 8 years and started Clarity Counseling Associates in 2010 and serve as the Director.
Years in Practice: 19+
Clinical Social Worker
Ph.D., ABSNP, NHCSP
Diplomate of the American Board of School-Neuropsychology
New Hampshire Certified School Psychologist
I am a Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse, and Nationally credentialed as a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist in Child Adolescent Mental Health. Many people are familiar with the role of nurse practitioners in their Primary Care setting. I work with children and their families in individual therapy, evaluation and assessment for use of prescription medication, and often function in the role as a consultant to your existing team of providers.
My work history of over 25 years includes outpatient clinics, inpatient and partial hospital settings and private practice. As a Nurse Practitioner, I focus on the integration of mind and body with attention paid to the role of chronic health issues and stress. Mental health treatment includes teaching families about mental illness, and assisting with the challenges it may present for children and families.
I use a collaborative and open approach to the evaluation process, encouraging questions, and providing options and alternatives to proposed treatments. I consider parents the expert in caring for their child, and therefore need their involvement.
My role is to help you map a road to a healthy and balanced daily life. The goal is to maintain a vision of health which includes the ability to enjoy life, grow through its’ challenges and use available supports.
Years of experience 25+
Whether working with children, teens, or adults, I tailor sessions to the individual needs of the person that I am meeting with. Together, we will build on your strengths so that you may feel empowered to honor, cope with, and accept the changes that have occurred in your life.
I have experience treating issues related to grief and bereavement, divorce, illness, becoming a parent/parenting, and other life’s transitions. While providing a therapeutic space that supports self-reflection and personal growth, I work collaboratively with clients to create treatment goals that can be integrated into their daily lives. Goals may include, exploring relationships and self-esteem issues, developing coping strategies for anxiety, stress, and loss, or developing an awareness of how past events may be affecting you in the present.
I received my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and have been licensed in the state of New Hampshire since 2016. In addition to the experience I have gained while working in schools, mental health agencies, and private practice, I have attended workshops and seminars to expand my knowledge in the areas of Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, grief counseling, play therapy, and trauma-informed therapeutic interventions.
Years in Practice: 8+
Licensed Clinical Mental
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Licensed Clinical Mental
I have worked in mental health for nearly 30 years, starting with an interest in Hospice and post undergraduate at UNH, Durham, working with people with developmental disabilities. I obtained my master’s degree at Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA. I have experience with at-risk adolescents working as a clinical director and have partnered with people who have Schizophrenia and addiction. I have also done group work using DBT for clients dealing with borderline personality disorders.
I have a passion for connecting people to resources, information and skills to support their self-sufficiency. As a licensed mental health professional, I have explored several different venues in which to utilize and expand my skill areas, which afforded me the opportunity to work with very diverse populations; do program development; and to train and present at conferences including Mass PRA. It is my strong belief that working with people inspires me to continue to study and learn in many interdisciplinary areas that contribute to wellness. I have an ongoing interest in Psychoneurimmunology; the interactions between the systems of the body, health and mind. My style is supportive, motivational, and informative. I draw from the methods of CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, brief therapy, narrative, relational, and other techniques and models including Prolonged Exposure therapy for trauma.
It has also been my privilege, for the past twenty years, to work with people in crisis at their most vulnerable moments with intent to make a difference.
Years in Practice: 20+
As a licensed independent clinical social worker, I utilize a strength-based and solution focused approach to help support individuals who may be faced with challenging times, help foster personal growth and assist in achieving lifetime goals. I am a firm believer in individuals being the expert on their own life but at times may need guidance when faced with a struggle, feeling overwhelmed or dealing with an unexpected lifetime event or experience.
Over the years, I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including individuals and families struggling with medical illness as well as children and their families who may be on the Autism Spectrum. I also have a strong managed care background, where I have been an advocate in the provider community, for children and adults, to ensure that appropriate care, care coordination and case management are being delivered in the healthcare system.
I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology at Western New England University and went on to earn my Master of Social Work degree from Boston University. Both of which provided a solid foundation for learning about human behavior and a thorough knowledge base of a variety of clinical strategies.
My goal, through a collaborative working relationship, is to help individuals and families achieve THEIR personal best and to aide them in making choices they can feel good about, despite challenges and limitations that they might be faced with.
Years of Experience 20+
Clarity Counseling Associates
I provide targeted assessments to investigate suspected area(s) of School-Neuropsychological disability. A thorough Neuropsychological Evaluation will include a developmental history, neuropsychological processing checklist, and specific instruments that respond to your referral question and/ or recognized areas of concern(s). Research-based recommendations are tailored to the individual's needs for home, school, and the individual's continual growth and progress.
I additionally provide Individual and Family therapy and educational consultation and training.
I have earned my Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition and Instruction, Master of Science in Psychology with Marriage and Family Therapy Concentration, and Undergraduate in Psychology. I additionally earned an advanced graduate study in School Neuropsychology and am proud and fortunate to utilize these skills and accomplishments toward your very best interest.
Years in Practice 22+