I have a Master’s degree in Holistic Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Expressive Arts Therapy from Salve Regina University. I am certified in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy with the William Glasser Institute and have additional training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy from the Brief Therapy Center in London, UK.
I am an adjunct professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in the Doctoring Program, and have been a home-based mental health clinician for the North American Family Institute (NAFI) and East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) working with children, teens and adults with emotional and behavioral issues. I was formerly the Program Coordinator for FRIENDS WAY, Rhode Island's only family bereavement center.
I have particular expertise with grief and loss and am skilled at working with individuals in all the creative & performing arts. I tailor my approach to meet each client's individual needs, working in collaboration to find positive solutions.
Born in Rhode Island, I lived for over 25 years in the United Kingdom where I was a consultant and creative development executive in theatre, film and television; and in arts and education as the administrator of nine British literary awards. After returning to the United States I worked in publishing as an editorial and public relations director and also as a freelance creative/media consultant.