Thanks for visiting my site. I work with children, adolescents, and families, individual adults, and couples at Northern Light Family Center in Waterville, Maine. I also offer supervision for clinicians and consult with the Glenn Stratton Learning Center in Hinckley, Maine. I am a founder and co-director of the Northern Light Collaborative, a group devoted to ongoing learning, networking and collaboration 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.