I am a cognitive behavioral therapist with 21 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I received my intensive DBT training through behavior tech in 1997. Since being intensively trained I have successfully utilized DBT in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I found DBT to be tremendously successful for individuals and families who demonstrate suicidal and parasuicidal behaviors, emotional instability, unstable relationships, unstable self image, chronic emptiness and low self esteem. In March 2018 I received intensive training in DBT-PE which is an evidence based model for treating PTSD.
I spent 18 years in residential treatment working with teens and their families. I developed two DBT programs, one for boys and one for girls, in residential treatment. I also performed sexually abusive youth and fire setting evaluations through the Northampton Juvenile Court Clinic and DCF.
From 2006-2012 I was a program director for a DCF funded group home for males with problem sexual behavior. I developed a DBT program for these males as well as using other cognitive behaviorial models to address sexually offensive behaviors.
I began my private practice in 2010 where I specialize in DBT and DBT-PE.
I hold Masters Degrees in Educational and School Psychology and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Psychology.