About Me

About Me

I am a marriage and family therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy with a private practice located in Greenwich, Connecticut.

For almost 20 years, I have worked with married couples who feel “stuck”, individuals who are divorcing, blended families that are struggling and pre-marital couples to help them address their current challenges in a proactive way. My approach is interactive, practical and solution focused. Together, we work to identify concerns, goals, and beliefs but we don’t dwell on conflicts or negativity. Instead, I encourage clients to look for new and creative ways to resolve problems. I challenge clients’ perceptions and assumptions to help break old destructive patterns to enable them to move on and attain their goals. In a collaborative, supportive and safe environment, I provide compassionate guidance that enables clients to effectively cope with life’s challenges effectively.

Personal Note

As a wife, mother, and stepmother, I have an understanding of the unique challenges that couples and blended families often face. I have worked with many individuals and families to improve relationships, enhance communication and develop realistic expectations.

Additional Background

Before opening my private practice, I was the Assistant Director at Greenwich Family and Youth Options and ran social skills groups, substance abuse prevention and divorce groups. I am also a mediator for the Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution; trained to work out disagreements and reduce conflicts in all kinds of family matters.

Education

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of CT and FL. I have a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University. Additional course study includes the completion of a 4 year postgraduate program at the Family Institute of Westchester and continuing education at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City.

Certifications

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Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Master Classes in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy at NYCEFT
Master Classes in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Core Essentials Graduate from Coach U / Approved Coach Specific Training Hours from International Coaching Federation
Core Essentials Graduate
Approved Coach Specific Training
Approved Coach Specific Training
Divorce and Mediation Ackerman Institute for the Family New York
Divorce and Mediation
Parenting with Love and Limits, Dr Stephen Sills, Savannah Family Institute
Parenting with Love and Limits, Dr Stephen Sills, Savannah Family Institute