I am as much in this work, as any client or student I work with. I am an integrative therapist and therapeutic yoga teacher. I offer individual psychotherapy, consultation, and training. I also teach public and private yoga classes. I describe my work as integrative, meaning I believe in tending to the physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual elements of human experience. Integrative also means I call on various theories and methodologies in my practice. Specifically, I combine traditional talk therapy approaches with the philosophy and practices of yoga, mindfulness, breath work, and other mind-body modalities.
As a therapist and yoga teacher, I believe in empowering people from the inside out. In my work, I aim to help individuals access their innate wisdom, self-compassion, vitality, resources, and be the agent in their own healing.
As a social worker I aspire to hold both a micro and macro view of my client’s experience. I hold close the current global, social, and political factors that create and uphold the traumas of racism, sexism, poverty, and the oppression of human rights and liberties. These elements are part and parcel of one's experience.
My work is dynamic, collaborative, and strength’s base. I am honest, kind, humorous, and aim to be as real as I can be.
I attained my Master’s Degree at Boston College School of Social Work and am licensed to practice social work in the state of Massachusetts. I was the recipient of the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Grant for Behavioral Health and received the Dean’s Award of Excellence. I have over 15 years experience working with individuals across the lifespan in various settings including hospitals, public and private schools, group practices and outpatient programs.
I attained my 200-hour yoga teaching certification under the guidance of Ame Wren through Boston Yoga School. I completed 100 hours of yoga therapy training with Kate Graham through Soulful Yoga Therapy. I am grateful for my many teachers and mentors along my personal and professional path.
I have lived in Boston for over 10 years. When not working, I love the woods, the ocean, the mountains, and seeking the respite of nature. I have one plump and fluffy kitty named Nugget. I love traveling and am always planning my next trip--real or fantasy.
I offer therapy and private work out of my office located in Roslindale Village in Boston.