I am an outpatient mental health therapist practicing in Portland, Maine. I utilize the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model in therapy. My approach is strengths-based, positive and holistic. I develop treatment plans collaboratively with clients based on the client's cultural perspective, educational background and symptoms. I offer a positive and friendly atmosphere for clients.
IFS is considered 'self-led' healing and is based on the belief that each person has the capacity to heal themselves. IFS is a process of identifying different thoughts, feelings and behaviors and understanding how these parts interact with each other. Center for Self Leadership Website: https://www.selfleadership.org/
I specialize in the following areas: *clients with a trauma history; *chronic pain issues; * loss of confidence and self esteem, and * clients experiencing migration stressors (moving to a new country, language issues, economic problems, family conflict).
I have a masters degree in social work from the University of Southern Maine and a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. I have been an adjunct professor at USM's School of Social Work for the last five years.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LCSW #13935 (Expires: 2020-12-31)