Many years of careful listening to and reflecting with clients from a variety of backgrounds, combined with formal study and training, enable me to treat adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, or other painful life stresses. Using an approach to treatment called Cognitive Behavior Therapy, I work with individuals to identify patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that are problematic and to develop with each one more effective ways of handling life’s challenges. Hopefully this approach will reduce unpleasant symptoms, enhance self-esteem and promote contentment, energy, and hope.

I possess a master’s degree in psychology from the Catholic University of America, a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Notre Dame and a certificate in Cognitive Behavior Therapy from the Atlanta Center for Cognitive Therapy.

I am a sole practitioner. My practice, however, is located within the office suite of The Healthy Mind Psychiatric Services to which I entrust administrative services. We are located at 900 Straits Turnpike, Suite D, in Middlebury, CT. My office hours vary from day to day. I work some evenings each week to accommodate individual schedules.

At this time I welcome new clients. Typically each session lasts 45 or 60 minutes. The first meeting, a mutual introduction, involves some preliminary paperwork (This can be done ahead of time by downloading and filling out the forms located in the Patient Forms section of this website) and an interview that helps me assess a clients’ needs and gives the client the opportunity to determine if he or she feels comfortable with me. After that are weekly or biweekly appointments for several weeks and then less frequent meetings as needed.