I graduated with honors from Amherst College, where the focus of my studies was creative non-fiction writing. In 2006, I received my Master’s degree in social work from University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. I am a student of Mind-Body techniques, most recently through completion of the Basic and Advanced training at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. I am currently the high school counselor and Director of Counseling at North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka.
Throughout the course of my education and employment, I’ve been privileged to work in agency, hospital, and school settings with children, teenagers, adults, and young adults. While these experiences have afforded me a great deal of expertise, I view clients as experts of their own experiences, and myself as a helpful person who offers insight and compassion.
My work with people is influenced by the beliefs that:
- people are not their problems;
- everyone has innate strengths;
- difficult emotions contain clues to one’s wellness;
- “wellness” involves the interplay of mind, body, and spirit;
- people are impacted by the social and cultural contexts of which they are a part.
I tend to favor narrative, cognitive, and mind-body approaches to help people feel better.