Nashville, Tennessee is my hometown and is where I was born and raised. I travel back often to visit my family and adore my trips down south. I studied painting and ceramics at Belmont University and received my BFA in 2005. The creative arts have always been a source of healing and expressive freedom for me. In 2006 I moved to Brooklyn, NY, where I lived, worked, and studied for eight years. I received my graduate degree from Pratt Institute in 2010 and then relocated to Maine in 2014. My husband and I are raising our beautiful daughters here next to the ocean, the mountains, the lakes...we hope that they will fall in love with all of the wildness that Maine has to offer as much as we have.
I have over a decade of experience working with children, teens, adults, and families in residential, inpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP), outpatient, home-based (HCT), and office-based settings.
Currently, I specialize in treating older teens and adults via telehealth at my office in Portland who are dealing with anxiety, depression, substance use issues, relationship struggles, blocks in creativity, pregnancy/postpartum issues, and DV issues, although my practice is not limited to these areas. In addition, I am a certified Triple P provider (Positive Parenting Program) and use this curriculum to work with parents and caregivers who are seeking additional support.
My own healing work is something that I engage in everyday. I've found ways to be peaceful and to feel heard and seen. The tools that I introduce in sessions are usually tools that I utilize in my everyday life and occasionally my own journey informs my work with my clients. I’ve become skilled at self-care and self-compassion so that I can show up for myself, for my family and loved ones, and for you.
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), #CC5286
- Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), #14-210
- Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC), #CAC7064
- Certified Triple P Provider
Belmont University, Nashville, TN, 2005
BFA in Studio Art with a Minor in Italian Language and Culture
Borough of Manhattan Community College, Manhattan, NY, 2007
Completed several undergraduate level psychology courses
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
MPS in Creativity Development and Art Therapy
University of Southern Maine, 2015
Completed several graduate level Counseling courses