About me

20180401-DSC_4596I have been practicing individual and family psychotherapy since 2007 and earned my Masters in Social Work with Honors from the Hunter College School of Social Work in New York. I also worked in the arts for over 15 years before I became a therapist, during which time I earned an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College.

My areas of specialization include:

• depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and stress  • relationship and family conflict
• pregnancy and postpartum issues, infertility, pregnancy and infant loss
• creativity and the art-making process  • LGBTQ+ issues

Before moving to Savannah in 2015, I worked in New York City with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and spiritual backgrounds – in community mental health clinics, college counseling centers, clinical research programs, and court-based settings. I received postgraduate training from the NYU Institute for Psychoanalytic Education. I have additional training in perinatal mental health, cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing.

I also serve as a Volunteer Support Coordinator for the Georgia chapter of Postpartum Support International (PSI). In 2019 I became certified as a Perinatal Mental Health provider (PMH-C) and joined together with other local maternal mental health therapists to create the Maternal Mental Health Collective of Savannah. If you’d like to know more about how I came to specialize in maternal mental health following my own experiences, you can listen to a podcast interview with me here.

I live in Savannah with my partner, our two daughters, our dog, and more books than any home can fit comfortably. When I’m not working or spending time with my family, I practice yoga, read, write, and go to the beach as much as possible.

My pronouns are she/her/hers.

HOW I WORK

My approach is warm, interactive, practical, and empathic, and I draw from psychodynamic, trauma-informed, feminist, anti-racist, and LGBTQ+-affirming treatment models. I strongly believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and am honored to be part of your journey toward healing and vitality. I use sensitivity, creativity, and humor to help you achieve peace, freedom, and fulfillment – on your own terms. I always work with clients collaboratively and approach our work with curiosity and compassion. Together we will assess your situation, identify your concerns, and establish a focused plan to meet your needs, building upon your internal wisdom and power.

I know it can be difficult to seek help and make change, but I look forward to listening to you and learning your story.

To schedule a free phone consultation, click here.