- Psychological health and well-being
- Interpersonal concerns/relationships
- Identity development
- Grief and loss
- Chronic illness
- First generation students
- International students
- Frances Perkins scholars
What clients may notice about my therapeutic style:
Students I work with tell me they experience me as genuine and caring, gentle yet firm, and always ready to share a good laugh. I strive to strike a balance between support and challenge, trusting in you as the expert in your life and using what I may know about theory, relationships, identity, mind/body connections, depression, anxiety, trauma, etc., to help you make positive changes and live more authentically. I believe that it is important to understand the concerns that bring you to counseling in the context of your relationship/family/academic/work history and the intersection of your identities with sociopolitical factors. I tend to check in frequently to see if we are focusing on the right things, and invite you to let me know whether the observations and suggestions I make are the right fit for you and your life.
Campus Liaison Roles, Outreach Positions and Departmental Responsibilities:
Member of the First Generation Network
When I’m not at work...
I enjoy reading with a cat on my lap, being outside, refinishing furniture, cooking/baking, and spending time with family.
- Ph.D., Michigan State University (counseling psychology)
- M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University (school psychology)
- B.A., State University of New York, College at Geneseo (psychology, minor: studio art))
- Trained in college counseling at Michigan State University, Tufts University, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston, and The University of Massachusetts-Amherst