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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: 4PM - 10PM
Tuesdays: 6PM - 10PM
Wednesdays: 8:30PM - 10PM
Thursdays: 8:30PM - 10PM
Fridays: 3:30PM - 6PM
 
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 three-day courses in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Intervirewing (MI), as well as taking trainings in 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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