I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified mindfulness teacher.  I completed my M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Miami, my predoctoral clinical internship at the Yale University School of Medicine and my postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School/VA Boston Healthcare System.  I completed my mindfulness teacher training at the Engaged Mindfulness Institute (EMI), an institute focused on trauma-informed mindfulness and serving at-risk and marginalized individuals and communities.

I am deeply committed to the delivery of  compassionate and evidence-based therapies.  Towards this, I focus on providing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).  These therapies are two of the most rigorously investigated psychological treatments and have been shown to be highly effective for a wide range of difficulties.

My areas of specialization are providing individual and family therapy, for adolescents and adults, who are struggling with conditions including depression, anxiety and trauma.

I am an avid practitioner of mindfulness and am highly committed to sharing the ideas of this transformative practice.  Related to this, I  incorporate mindfulness practice into psychotherapy sessions, am a certified mindfulness teacher (CMT) and serve as a board member at the Copper Beech Institute, a center dedicated to mindfulness practice and compassionate action.

I am an active student of neuroscience and incorporate neurobiological principles into psychotherapy to assist individuals to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their relationships, and the therapeutic process.

Lastly, I am a passionate teacher and enjoy providing  supervision to both graduate-level students and community providers.  Towards this, I am an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.  Additionally, I deliver lectures and workshops on mindfulness, neuroscience and trauma and have offered trainings at conferences, local schools, clinics and yoga and meditation centers.