I am a clinical psychologist licensed to practice in any US state that participates in the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), as well as Massachusetts. I completed my undergraduate degree at Brown University and my PhD at Boston University, where I trained at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. My doctoral research focused on transdiagnostic interventions for emotional disorders.
I take a cognitive-behavioral, transdiagnostic approach to therapy. My approach emphasizes mindful acceptance, values and workability. Most often, I work within the framework of Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT; see Resources for more).
Cognitive-behavioral: The parts of human suffering and flourishing that are under our influence are driven by patterns in thinking and action, and how we relate to our thoughts and behaviors.
Transdiagnostic: Mental health is not cleanly divided into categories; rather, there are shared underlying tendencies that contribute to many sets of symptoms. These shared processes can be the target of therapy.
Mindful acceptance: We tend to be more effective, and suffer less, when we pay attention to experience in a way that is anchored in the present, nonjudgmental and nonreactive; and when we are willing to acknowledge and experience reality as it is.
Values: The best roadmap for navigating the difficult territory of the human condition is a personally authored definition of what matters most.
Workability: We are organisms with practical limits, living in conditions over which we have incomplete control. We must "do what works best," even though our best is not perfect.