I have been passionate about helping people for as long as I can remember. Those who know me would describe me as compassionate and loving, yet extremely directive. I believe in collaborative engagement. It is my great honor to have the opportunity to sit with others in their darkness, to be fully present with another during self-exploration, and to help guide individuals, couples and families toward love, toward compassion, toward forgiveness, toward grace, and ultimately toward the home that is their heart and soul. I believe, at our best, great therapists are mere conduits of compassion and reflections of all the beauty, courage, and wisdom that already lies within you. I am a firm believer that faith vs fear is always our choice to make, that love is bigger than anything life can throw our way, and that a healthy perspective and laughter can heal just about anything. I believe that acceptance is the answer to every single struggle we face, as it is only acceptance that allows us to move toward the solution. Fear keeps us frozen in the problem.
I received my B.S. in Psychology from Pine Manor College in Brookline, MA. I earned an M.S. in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College in Boston, MA., and an M.A. in Community Mental Health Counseling from The University of Texas at San Antonio. I am licensed by the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.
I was born and raised in Concord, MA. Leaving Boston in 1988 we headed to the Windy City. After four years in Chicago and three years in Seattle we settled in Texas in 1995. I have been happily married to my husband John for 33 years. We have been blessed to raise two amazing young men ages 30 and 28. We are passionate about family, friends, fun, the great outdoors, travel and our two incredible white golden retrievers Ellie and her brother Adler.