about me

On a personal note –

I know what it is like to live with stress and anxiety.  And I know what it’s like to conquer adversity, to recover from difficult times and to, not just heal, but grow.  Over the years, I experienced how engaging in therapy, participating in groups, and developing new ways of coping can bring about dramatic changes.  None of us needs to live with a level of distress that leaves us feeling bewildered, overwhelmed, or confused about what to do.  My personal experience with the benefits of psychotherapy and my years of experience providing therapy to others has taught me that making changes in our thoughts and behaviors can decrease difficulties and increase a sense of well being.

A more official summary –

I am a clinical psychologist in private practice in Brookline and Norwood, MA. I provide psychotherapy to individuals and couples who struggle with anxiety. I also teach, speak, and write on a variety of subjects including anxiety, stress management, mindfulness, meditation, and other themes from my work providing therapy.

I have a doctoral degree from William James College and a master’s degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. I have experience with Positive Psychology, Trauma Treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family and Couples Treatment, Mindfulness and Meditation.   In addition, I have completed several levels of training with Mindfulness Without Borders and am currently enrolled in a two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification program with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.

I am passionate about helping others overcome difficulties, small or large, while increasing their personal well-being.  I  blend my formal education in psychology with my ongoing education in Mindfulness and Meditation.

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