I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Vermont. I received my undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from Gettysburg College in 2008. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2016. My experience with those affected by trauma began in 2011 when I worked as a Victim Advocate in the Vermont judicial system. In that capacity I was able to experience firsthand the devastating effects of traumatic experiences and the increased need for trauma-informed mental health clinicians in my community. My experience in the legal system makes me uniquely qualified to participate in criminal and family court proceedings (as needed) as well as an established understanding of laws protecting children and victims of crime. I work closely with our community's resources to ensure that every child and family affected by trauma receive wraparound services, including support in schools, financial assistance for crime-related expenses, and interdisciplinary team collaborations.
My clinical experience includes crisis management, individual and group therapies for at-risk youth, family therapy, and individual therapy for traumatized youth, adolescents, and adults. I am certified in EMDR, the advanced EMDR protocol for children, and have experience in sand tray therapy using EMDR. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have been trained in the ARC (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency) model and the EMDR Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol for the treatment of severely neglected and abused children.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues