Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I have been practicing social work for over 30 years in the mental health, human services and educational settings. I have a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maine and am licensed as an Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maine. I work with individuals and families of all ages with a holistic person-centered approach and a focus on trauma informed care.
I believe you are the expert of your life and I am your guide to resolve past and present events and improve the quality of your life and your personal growth. I will strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for you to heal from past trauma, depression, anxiety, and cope with general life stressors.
My approach is eclectic and flexible to meet the needs of each client. My goal is to help my clients gain new perspectives. I have been trained as a TIR (Traumatic Incident Reduction) facilitator which is an evidence based modality to resolve traumatic stress, discharge life stress issues, and expand your current abilities and satisfaction in life.
Children’s Book Author
For the past thirty years, I have dedicated my career working with children and families in the mental health and human services field. Most recently, I have worked in educational settings focused on the development of mindfulness skills in the classroom. Research shows that mindfulness in education improves attention, emotional regulation, compassion for self and others, and overall well-being for both students and teachers. Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo- Breathing in the Calm will introduce parents, therapists, educators and children to some of the many benefits of a mindfulness practice.