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About Me
My office is conveniently located in the center of downtown Melrose, Massachusetts. I accept the following insurances: 
 
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Tufts Health Plan
Harvard Pilgrim
United Behavioral Health
United Healthcare
Beacon Health Strategies
Fallon/Senior Whole Health/BMC/GIC/NHP
 
For clients who do not have or do not want to use their insurance benefits, out-of-pocket payments are also an option. 
 
There is ample parking available right outside of the office, as is an MBTA bus stop, which provides easy access to the Oak Grove T stop 1 mile away. The Melrose commuter rail stop is just steps from the office, as well.
 
Location:
1 West Foster Street
2nd Floor, Suite 1
Melrose, MA 02176
office: (781) 620-1013
cell:     (860) 303-9670
 
Hours:
Mondays: 8:30PM - 10PM
Tuesdays: 6PM - 10PM
Wednesdays: 3:30PM - 9:30PM
Thursdays: 8:30PM - 10PM
Fridays: 3:30PM - 6PM
Saturdays: By appointment
 
Education:
I received my bachelor's degree from Colby College in 1999, while also studying for one year at Harris Manchester College in Oxford University. I earned my master's degree from Simmons College School of Social Work in 2008. I received a post-graduate certificate in Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions (CBT) from the Boston University School of Social Work in 2009, as well as completing a BU training on treating anxiety with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. I have taken three subsequent Harvard Medical School trainings on treating anxiety, couples therapy, and how to effectively use meditation and mindfulness techniques in psychotherapy. I completed a three-day course on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and also completed trainings on effective treatment methods for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Borderline Personality Disorder.
 
Work History:
Prior to starting clinical work as a psychotherapist, I taught for 7 years. I have been practicing as a mental health counselor since 2007, starting as an intern at an outpatient clinic at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Since 2008, I have been working as a psychotherapist at an outpatient community mental health center, and as of July 2012, I opened up my private practice in Melrose.
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