I earned my B.A. in Psychology from IUP in 2004, and afterwards I moved to Pittsburgh to gain some experience in the field before entering graduate school. In 2005, I moved to Massachusetts, where I spent the next 3 years earning my M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts. During that time, I gained additional experience, providing group therapy to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. Further, I completed my internship at the university, working with college students struggling with depression, anxiety, stess management, relationship issues, and adjustment disorders, among other things.
In 2008, upon graduation, I moved back to Pittsburgh and began working at a local Drug & Alcohol treatment facility running an Adult Intensive Outpatient program. In 2011, I became licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and began working part-time at a local group psychotherapy practice, while continuing my full-time work. Between 2011-2013, I completed a 2-year program with the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh, which focused on the study and application of Gestalt Therapy. In 2013, I transitioned full-time to the group psychotherapy practice, and developed a strong interest in working with women during the childbearing years, while continuing to work with individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, various life stressors, issues to related to their family of origin, trauma, negative self-image, and poor self-confidence, among others things. More recently, I have become interested in working with individuals and couples facing infertility.
In 2018 I opened up my own practice in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, and I continue to focus on the above stated issues. I have a fascination for people, and feel honored that my clients invite me into the many intricacies of their life as they begin their journey of self-discovery.