I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and I have provided individual, family and group therapy for the last twelve years. The mission of Retreat Wellness is to create and grow a space for women, by women, focusing on areas such as family & fertility, life transitions, maintaining healthy relationships, and building community. Whether you are a young professional embarking on a new career, dealing with issues of stress or low self esteem, struggling with infertility, or becoming a new mom, Retreat Wellness offers an individual approach to meet your needs, achieve your goals and find your joy. Please see our services section for further descriptions of the work we do and our areas of expertise.
When not growing professionally, I truly enjoy being a homebody, expressing myself through interior design and decor (buying throw pillows and moroccan rugs are a personal weakness!) . I love scrolling through Etsy and collecting vintage jewelry and accessories. I enjoy spending time with my husband, our son and our two dogs. When not at home, you can find me traveling and enjoying live music and spending time with my lifelong group of girlfriends.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any specific questions about Me, My Education, Professional Training, or Personal experience. I am happy to offer as much information as needed in order for you to make an informed decision when choosing a therapist.
Experience & Education
9/2006- 5/2009 Master of Social Work, Bridgewater State College
9/2000-5/2003 Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Worcester State College, Deans List
9/1998-5/2000 Completed two years of undergraduate study- Framingham State College
Licenses and Certifications
Massachusetts Licensed School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor, All Levels, Initial (License # 453597), (2011)
Massachusetts Licensed Independent Certified Social Worker (LICSW, License # 215875), (2009)
Massachusetts Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)
Certified Assessor, (2008)
Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders, (2018)
Certified QPR (Question, Persuade & Refer) Suicide Prevention Model Trainer, (2019)
Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP), (2022)
Social Worker/Family Success Partnership
Assabet Valley Collaborative
Marlborough, MA 01752
Partner with public school districts to help build capacity within the school buildings and teams to help address the social and emotional needs of students. Provide ongoing consultation to school teams regarding best practices and individualized approaches to family assessment and engagement. Work directly with special education administrators and principals to identify and facilitate professional development to staff. Institute a "wraparound" model of school, home, and community support for students and families, which includes building and maintaining community partnerships and referral networks, while providing home based family stabilization through engagement with parents/caregivers.
2017- present Responsible for the introduction and integration of clinical Tier 2 student supports within a Central MA private school on behalf of the districts proportionate share responsibility. Conducted a needs assessment of current practices within the school, identified gaps in services and provided ongoing clinical and evidence based recommendations to improve the delivery of MTSS to students. Develop internal processes to track and interpret data which captures the delivery of mental health support by the Counseling Department. Provide clinical intervention to students as required through the district and the schools BRYT Model transitional program. Facilitate professional development opportunities for staff and provide clinical consultation to Counselors, Teachers, and Administrators. Created a comprehensive School Wide Policy focused on Suicide Awareness and Prevention and implemented a "Building Based Support Team" model to identify, collaborate and plan intervention for students of concern.
Anna Maria College
Paxton, MA 01612
Course Taught: Understanding Mental Health Diagnoses and Treatment
Course Taught: Social Work Practice with Individuals
Course Developed and Taught: Special Topics: Forensic Social Work
Social Worker/Worcester District Court Clinic
Center for Health and Development
Worcester, MA 01608
Perform court ordered forensic mental health evaluations for young adult and adult clients. Provide case management duties and schedule appointments with clients in the Central Massachusetts Area. Handle and monitor referrals from Central Massachusetts Courts, Sheriff’s Department, and probation departments. Assist with non-statutory evaluations including mental health evaluations, mental health consultations, and (15e) aid in sentencing evaluations. Accompany Designated Forensic Psychologists performing section 35 and section 12 evaluations per order of the judge
Forensic Transition Coordinator/Acting Supervisor, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Worcester, MA 01609
Provided local service coordination for Central Massachusetts Area DMH clients returning from correctional facilities statewide. Interview young adult and adult inmates prior to release and monitor offenders post release in the community. Attended Critical Incident meetings and followed up on incidents involving forensic clients. Wrote comprehensive forensic reports and psychosocial evaluations. Developed and implemented client service plans. Maintained the clinical case file. Attended case conferences with service providers and monthly meetings at statewide correctional facilities. Collaborated with administrators and service providers involved in both State and County corrections, Parole, Probation, and community based mental health services.
Outpatient Therapist /Advocates Community Counseling,
Marlborough, MA 01752
Performed outpatient individual and family counseling to children, young adults, adults and families in need of services. Worked with ethnically diverse populations. Provided consultations to schools and social service agencies as needed. Provided outreach services to clients as needed. Maintained up to date client records including written evaluations, treatment plans, quarterly reviews, termination summaries, and progress notes. Performed all duties in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.
Committed to continuing my personal moral exploration and delivery of practices and policies that are culturally responsive.
Experience developing, implementing and evaluating a MTSS within a private school setting.
Self-starting and motivated. Able to work independently with accountability.
Over ten years of experience working with and building capacity amongst various public school districts, Special Education Directors, and support teams.
Created and facilitated “Trauma 101”, “Mental Health 101”, "Student Behavior: Strategies and Interventions" and "The QPR Model of Suicide Prevention" professional development series
Sound clinical skill set, with ability to assess and intervene appropriately to a spectrum of presentations.
Ease with ambiguity and uncertainty
Experience with grant procurement and evaluation.
Extensive knowledge of community based Services, state entitlement agencies and various Systems of Care throughout the State.
Enthusiastic about program development, growth and sustainability