As an occupational therapist, I take an experiential, holistic, relational approach to helping clients of all ages find connection, meaning, and overall wellbeing in their life. If you dread facing each morning, or your child is struggling, or there is a part of your life that you want to improve but it just hasn't happened yet, I am here to walk with you through change, healing, and growth towards the life you desire. I bring empathy, respect, and humility to the therapeutic relationship, and hold the life narratives of my clients in the highest regard.
In addition to a general emphasis on mind-body wellness, I specialize in working with individuals who are dealing with eating disorders, trauma/PTSD, and/or functional GI disorders (FGIDs). My work is informed by practical, skills-based treatment models, as well as models that address the more abstract inter- and intra-personal aspects of the self. This allows me to tailor my services to meet the specific needs and preferences of each client. My integrative approach incorporates experiential modalities such as music, creative arts, movement, play, sensory assessment and intervention, and - whenever possible - activities from your life that you find meaningful.
My education uniquely draws on theoretical foundations in occupational therapy, psychology, neuroscience, and kinesiology. These academic realms intertwine with personal experience and training in a range of creative arts to inform my belief that therapy is most successful when the intersection of a person's mind, body, spirit, and environment is honored. I have extensive training in the use of experiential modalities in a variety of clinical settings, including residential treatment programs and outpatient clinics, as well as in the home and community.
In addition to providing clinical services, I have presented my work nationally at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), delivered several guest lectures on eating disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and was published as a guest writer on the site New Grad Occupational Therapy - a collaborative resource for clinicians and students.