It can feel easier to stay on the familiar path, even when things feel more and more out of control or hopeless. Maybe in was a sudden change in your life or it happened so gradually that you didn’t notice when you stopped feeling happy, when worrying took over your life. Or instead of confronting problems, you started using alcohol or drugs to deal with them.
You want to feel happier, more connected, and in control of your life! I am straight-forward, down to earth, and active in session to help you explore aspects of yourself and your life in order to gain understanding and skills to help you grow and change.
I am a clinical psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. I have expertise in evidence-based approaches for treating depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. Additionally, I have nearly a decade of experience treating addiction and dual diagnosis in adolescents and adults with a specialization in working with young adults (18-29). I am also one of the few psychologists in the Boston area trained in CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) which has demonstrated good outcomes helping parents or other family members get their loved one to engage in treatment and make changes in their substance use.
My background and training as a clinical psychologist strongly influence my commitment to: 1) utilizing evidence based approaches in therapy, 2) remaining up to date on relevant research to inform my treatment, and 3) cultivating a strong, trusting relationship between myself and my clients to enable the best outcomes.