I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Portland, Maine. With a childhood spent in France, North Africa and South America, I am fluent in French, Spanish and English. Therefore I am able to offer individual, couples, and family therapies in all three languages.
I graduated from the Professional School of Psychology in Tampa, Florida with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. I earned my Bachelor's degree from Eckerd College. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the University of Massachusetts Center for Counseling and Psychological Health. There, I primarily specialized in individual therapy, bio feedback/clinical hypnosis, mindfulness training and crisis interventions. I then completed my post-doctoral fellowship at the Counseling and Human Development Center at Dartmouth College where I continued to expand my skills in working with young adults as well as my interest in mindfulness based approaches. At Dartmouth, I co-created and co-led a 6-week mindfulness program to students.
Throughout my career, I have been committed to diversity and finding ways to help individuals from cultural minorities access services. I have created and co-led support groups for international students in college settings and offered treatment in both Spanish and French. Most recently, I have become involved in developing a resiliency skills training for immigrants and asylum seekers from Africa who are now located in the greater Portland Area.
My approach to treatment is both strength based and interpersonal. An essential component of all effective therapies is the therapeutic relationship; a collaborative working relationship between the therapist and the client that enhances the client's coping skills. Together we can work to identify strategies that will allow for better problem-solving and improved stress management.