It’s hard to achieve optimal health without a dedicated health partner who has the time and knowledge to get to know you and your health concerns.
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Choose the right practitioner to help you transition your life or wellbeing!
I can offer you a better life and a better patient experience.
I’ve got a proven track record that spans over 20 years.
I provide proactive and personalized care.
How I’m Different
I provide counseling and an academic level of specialty care.
I provide a boutique experience, with effective treatment and wellness care built just for you.
From day one, I develop a tailored comprehensive wellness plan that delivers in-depth knowledge.
I provide one-on-one support to maximize your health and wellness goals.
20+ Years of Experience
» Psychotherapy, Nutrition Therapy, Mindfulness, and Meditation
At The Benson-Henry Institute For Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, I received certification to deliver their world renowned program for Stress Management and Resiliency Training. (SMART) In 2017, at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition® New York, N.Y., I learned innovative treatment methods, practical lifestyle management techniques and over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics and everything in between. As a Certified Health Coach I came to understand the term, food=mood. Using over 18 years of experience, education, and direct patient contact gave me the inspiration to develop wellness modules for my clients at Restore Body Balance to not only integrate into my programs but to take home and use for a lifetime. It was a necessary compliment to my psychotherapy practice where clients want more than a prescription for medication...they want improvement in overall health.
» Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, Boston College
Here I not only learned psychological theories but strong consideration for cognitive behavioral methods and mindfulness practices. I went on to work with co-occurring disorders as a staff clinician at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Those with depression and anxiety self-medicating with drugs, alcohol or other methods finally had relief when we incorporated meditation and relaxation therapies along with traditional and holistic methods. My experience overseas in China, Indonesia, Nepal, Europe and other places abroad granted me time in monasteries, temples and learning from true leaders of alternative therapies.
Benson-Henry Institute SMART-Certified Healthcare Practitioner
The SMART Program (Stress Management And Resiliency Training) was developed by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The 8-week SMART program is a Mind Body Program for health and resiliency. The SMART Program will help you develop self-care tools to manage your stress, reduce medical symptoms and enhance your quality of life. SMART can help improve many medical conditions including anxiety, asthma and allergies, chronic pain, headaches and migraines and more.
You'll learn how to recognize your personal response to stress and how to use meditative techniques to help elicit the Relaxation Response. Discover how to change thought patterns and your emotional outline along with techniques to improve eating habits, sleep and physical activity.
Working With Me
As a licensed mental health and licensed addiction therapist, we will not only tap into the psychology of behavior change but nourish it with science behind nutrition counseling. We deconstruct states that keep us stuck then learn how to use your lifestyle as medicine.
As a Certified Health Coach, the knowledge I gained from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition® will allow us to go deeper into your current concerns and then focus on prevention fostering healthier, sustainable habits and behaviors. Partnering with your current health practitioners and exploring new therapies backed by science puts you back in charge of your health and happiness, now and in the future.