Since college, I have been fascinated by the connections between physical and psychological well-being, and have been drawn to study and work in the fields that have a holistic approach to health and illness, including health psychology, behavioral medicine, psycho-oncology and palliative care. I received a B.A. and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University, and I have been a licensed psychologist since 2003. I have worked with individuals and groups with many different medical conditions, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, coronary artery disease, stroke, and chronic pain, as well as anxiety, depression, and grief.
I believe that each individual is wonderfully unique, mysterious, and complex, and that getting to know our authentic selves is some of the most valuable and interesting work we can do. It's how we discover what is most important and meaningful to us, what makes us happy, what we have to offer the world.
I came into this work because I believe wholeheartedly in living a healthy, balanced, and mindful life. I know the challenges of making time for self care, but I practice what I recommend to my clients, and make time for regular exercise, prayer and meditation, sleep, creative endeavors and fun.