I am a US licensed therapist specialized in helping adolescents and adults overcome a variety of trauma and stress related issues including depression, anxiety, substance use and all types of addictions.
The solutions to our problems are within us. To access this wisdom, we need a safe space to feel accepted, seen and heard. From this, willingness and courage emerge and the process of change begins.
As a US licensed therapist practicing in Berlin, I work collaboratively with individuals to overcome the barriers and struggles that are holding them back. Without judgement, we explore their current situation and identify behaviors and beliefs that no longer work for them. This way of looking at ourselves is based in compassion and frees up energy for change. It offers clarity on what we truly yearn for and how to work towards manifesting what we really want in our lives.
This reflects my personal journey of overcoming the trauma of growing up in an alcoholic home and being an abuse survivor. I’ve been in twelve-step addiction recovery for over twenty-years. While working as a creative director in New York, I began facilitating recovery workshops on the side for many years. As my passion for this work grew, I decided to switch careers, get a master’s degree and become a therapist full-time.
I specialize in helping adolescents and adults overcome a variety of trauma and stress related issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, underachieving, cutting and self-harm, eating disorders, substance use and all types of addiction. I have worked in a variety of settings in both the US and Germany and have facilitated groups on sexual abuse, trauma and addiction, intimacy and relationships, parenting, divorce and separation. I also specialize in men's work.
I utilize a combination of CBT, psychodynamic and narrative therapies and collaborate with individuals to tailor an approach that is best suited to their needs. I offer short and long-term counseling for individuals and couples and am happy to meet both face-to-face and online.
I hold a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Simmons University in Boston and a B.A. in Modern Culture & Media from Brown University.
2018 - present
Counseling with Adults in Private Practice
Neukölln and Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
2018 - present
Counseling with Adolescents and University Students
Linden Education, Berlin
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#CSW02230)
Providence, Rhode Island
2015 - 2018
Masters in Clinical Social Work (MSW)
Simmons University, Boston, Massachusetts
2017 - 2018
John F. Kennedy School, Berlin
2016 - 2017
Counselor and Workshop Facilitator, Army Community Service
U.S. Army Garrison, Stuttgart
2015 - present
Men’s Emotional Release Workshops for Addicts and Abuse Survivors
2014 - 2015
Created and Facilitated Weekly Alateen Twelve-Step Recovery Group
Narragansett High School, Rhode Island
2004 - 2015
Emotional Release Facilitation and Recovery Workshops
2002 - 2018
Creative Director for Branding and Video Production
Morris Bureau, New York
Honors B.A. in Modern Culture & Media
Honors B.A. in Russian Literature & Language
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island