Thanks for visiting my site. I appreciate the opportunity to introduce myself to you. I am a clinical psychologist, clinical supervisor and teacher. I work with children, adolescents and families, individual adults, and couples in my private practice in Readfield, Maine. I also offer supervision for clinicians in my Readfield office and consult with the Edmund Ervin Pediatric Center in Waterville and Augusta. I am a founder and co-director of the Northern Light Clinical Learning Community, a group affiliated with the Massachusetts School of Professional psychology, that is dedicated to offering high quality learning opportunities for clinicians in Central Maine.
Psychotherapy is a process of healing that takes place through a trusting relationship, using particular, relevant therapeutic modalities. Each client and situation is different; and there is no “one size fits all” approach in my work. I draw on many of the current, shown-to-be-effective approaches: attachment-focused therapy, trauma-resolution therapy (including EMDR), Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral approaches to problem solving and relaxation, Mindfulness-based therapy, reflective listening, Mind/Body perspectives, among others. I try my best to employ what is effective for each particular person in their particular situation. I believe strongly in people’s potential to transform their lives; and I take joy in helping to facilitate that process!
I believe that therapy should be safe, comfortable, challenging but also fun. One of my favorite book titles on psychotherapy is, “Playful Approaches to Serious Problems.” I very much respect the spiritual dimension in people’s lives, whatever the particular path, and feel that it can strongly contribute to healing.