Hello! I am so glad that you have found my website, and I hope that you find it informative and encouraging as you explore more.
When I ask others to share their experiences with me, I have been humbled by their saying they felt “deeply understood,” “always accepted,” and “challenged, but in a good way.”
I have been committed to the field of psychology and mental health from an early age. My undergraduate and graduate degrees are in psychology. I have worked and studied in Pennsylvania, South Florida, and Rochester, New York.
I incorporate my dog, Atreus, into my psychotherapy work. I believe his presence benefits my clients, and there are scientific studies supportive of animals in psychotherapy. The use of animals by health professionals in their work is called animal-assisted therapy. Numerous studies show that interacting with animals helps people lower their blood pressure, increases engagement, and reduces anxiety and depression. I have consent information that we can discuss to understand the risks and rules needed to ensure your health and safety (as well as Atreus’s) as we work together.