I am a seventh-generation Vermonter with a deep appreciation for the natural beauty and healing that surrounds me. I am a mother, friend, entrepreneur, outdoor enthusiast, artist, crafter, writer and a collector of anything old and textile-related.
I am passionate about wellness, education and the capacity in every human to grow and deepen, perpetually. My professional life is dedicated to helping others develop in relationship with their inner Self and, subsequently, with the world around them. I believe in connection as a universal human purpose and enjoy helping others do so optimally.
By combining theories which hold creativity and compassion as their core guideposts, I help my clients using methods most aligned with who I am. In all my work - clinical, coaching and educational - I strive to show up authentically and to make it safe for others to do the same.
I earned my BA in Behavioral Science from the College of Saint Joseph and my MA in Psychology from Goddard College. My earlier clinical experience was serving clients at NewStory Center, my county's local domestic and sexual violence program, through advocacy, crisis response and individual therapy. I no longer take active domestic violence cases, but continue to serve this population through writing and research.
My post-graduate course of study has focused on learning Internal Family Systems theory through the IFS Institute in Boston. Over the course of a year, I trained with expert practitioners of this groundbreaking method of understanding and working with the human condition. Teaching this theory to others and facilitating Self-leadership through IFS therapy and self-care is one of the most fulfilling parts of my work.
I am passionate about developing and teaching new Expressive Art Therapy methods. I combine my own work and processes as an artist with my experience as a therapist and educator to create new processes for healing and growth. I enjoy teaching these practices to both individuals and other clinicians. I have taught locally to field colleagues for the Vermont Psychological Association and graduate students at Goddard College, and nationally at the Creative Therapies Summit in NYC (2015).
Today my offerings extend well beyond the conventional mental health model. Working with people in all phases of change is the hallmark of my practice. I offer clinical treatment to adults for trauma, relationship issues, depression, sexuality struggles, life transitions and more. My coaching and educational offerings target creative growth, self-care education, art instruction and varied platforms of support.
Through Phases of Change I offer individual Psychotherapy, individual Coaching for Creatives and Creative Wellness Courses & Cohorts for online and small group learning. I offer retreats, workshops and speaking engagements by proposal across the Northeast.
I am currently training in the Gottman Method of couple's therapy through the Gottman Institute. This powerful approach is evidence-based and backed by numerous studies, making it the most trusted approach in the field. I am excited to expand my practice to serve couples later in 2020. Learn more here.
In times of such upheaval and disconnect, I am committed to exploring and offering the opposite. In the second half of 2020 I will be launching a creative community for people who want to advance their wellness, meet themselves more deeply, connect with other creatives and build habitual, ritual self-care practices. This online community will be a place - separate from the "noise" of social media - where people who want creativity and a sense of tribe can connect, share and support one another. This forum is also where I'll share free tutorials, talks, interviews with others, community project invites and much more.
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