Training and Education

 

I obtained my Masters Degree in Social Work from Simmons College in Boston.  I then worked for 10 years as a therapist at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, a community mental health center in the heart of Boston.  The agency is a training site for Harvard Medical School and it had a tremendous impact on my career; giving me the opportunity to learn from some very talented therapists and psychiatrists.  During my tenure there I received advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and was first introduced to ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).

I moved to New Orleans in 2010, and soon after that opened this private practice office. I have also provided continuing education workshops to other professionals on topics such as DBT and ACT, Motivational Interviewing, Effective Treatment Planning, and Diversity and Cultural Competence.

I have practiced and studied mindfulness meditation since the 70’s.  It has been exciting to watch the scientific and clinical interest in mindfulness grow in the past 20 years, moving from a fringe hippy thing to a recognized tool for self-growth.  I make use of mindfulness based therapies in my practice and have had very positive responses from my clients.

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