Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MA)
As an Integrative Health Counselor, I help you accomplish your goals in a way that’s empowering and exciting. Using my clinical skills and added training in nutrition, mindfulness and meditation, we address your Whole Health. Since 1998 I have been a licensed psychotherapist and have helped hundreds of clients with traditional methods. But what I attribute to better outcomes and sustainable recovery is a complement of Nutritional Therapy and using the Mind-Body connection. After years of additional training in these adjunct therapies, I developed a program that allows clients to access and cultivate their natural capacity to actively engage in caring for themselves and find greater balance, peace of mind and improved overall health. We will not only tap into the psychology of behavior change but nourish it with science behind nutrition counseling. We deconstruct states that keep us stuck then learn how to use your lifestyle as medicine. We will go deeper into your current concerns and then focus on prevention fostering healthier, sustainable habits and behaviors. Partnering with your current health practitioners and exploring new therapies backed by science puts you back in charge of your health and happiness, now and in the future.
As a staff clinician at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School working with the dually diagnosed to a psychotherapist at Bay Cove Human Services I found clients benefit from the support of complementary therapies. Now in private practice for over 15 years I am dedicated to the health and happiness of people in my community. I believe Integrative Health Counseling is the future and offers new possibilities for everyone. I started Restore Body Balance after seeing first-hand how pervasive the lack of access to whole health care really is in the 21st century. I wanted to restore our bodies to a natural state of wellbeing. By increasing the range of awareness between food and mood we understand the nature of nutrition and how it affects our mental health. Not just relying on theories or the latest book, but evidenced based practices and most importantly, you as an individual. The same for the mind-body connection that we all now embrace with the art of mindfulness and meditation. I love bridging the gap by equipping clients with tools they need for Optimal Health.
Received Masters in Counseling Psychology
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Completed year long Integrative Nutrition Certificate
Certified Mind Body Medicine Practitioner, Massachusetts General Hospital, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
- Anxiety Disorders
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Marriage and Relationship Counseling
- Adjustment & Life Transition