I earned a master’s degree in Philosophy from West Chester University and a second master’s degree in psychoanalytic counseling from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. I am currently licensed as a mental health counselor. In 2019, I was appointed Assistant Professor of Psychology at MassBay Community College. Since 2012, I practiced mental health counseling in the US and United Kingdom with a focus on Racial Discrimination, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, and LGBT issues. As a professor, I have focused on student empowerment while embracing one’s life story and experience. My research has appeared in the Journal of Pedagogy and the Human Sciences, and the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, among other academic and professional forums. I believe that student success is the result of compassion and autonomy.
I utilize approaches including Acceptance Commitment, Psychodynamic, and Motivational Interviewing Techniques. I believe therapy is solution-focused and trauma-informed. I specialize in conditions from Anxiety/Depression to BPD and Complex Trauma. My experience includes gender identity & multicultural issues and generational differences and more. My other skills include working with Dissociative Identity Disorder and Racial/Ethnic Identities.