As a therapist,  I seek to support clients' efforts to respond to life's complexity with compassion.  I find inspiration in existential, mindfulness-based, and narrative approaches to working with clients, and appreciate the creativity inherent in making meaning in life.

My areas of particular clinical interest include grief and loss, life transition, relationship concerns, and men's emotional and relational experience.   I particularly enjoy working with people engaged in helping professions and people pursuing creative work of one kind or another. 

I was on staff at the Lesley University Counseling Center for half a dozen years, where I provided short-term therapy for undergraduate and graduate students, and supervised graduate counseling interns.  I continue to do some home-based therapy with seniors.   

For several years prior to and overlapping with my job at Lesley, I trained and supervised support group facilitators at The Children's Room, a family bereavement support center in Arlington, MA where I continue to serve on the Advisory Board. I also have prior clinical experience working with adults, adolescents and children in an outpatient mental health clinic and in a family homeless shelter.  Prior to my graduate training, I worked for many years in both direct-service and administrative roles in a number of non-profit human service organizations, including Samaritans of Boston, Housing Families and Horizons for Homeless Children.

I have an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and a B.A. in Religious Studies from Oberlin College.  More recently, I have pursued post-graduate training at the Institute for Existential-Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.  Less formally, I have also studied contemporary understandings of grief and bereavement and the emerging field at the intersection of mindfulness practices and psychotherapy. 

I am a member of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association  and the New England Center for Existential Therapy.   I serve on NECET's  Steering Committee.   I also serve on the Advisory Board for The Children's Room.

I also have a deep and abiding love of music, and I curate and produce the Mandorla Music Series