I am grateful to have opened my psychology practice on the beautiful coast of Maine. After serving seven-years in the United States Navy as a Clinical Psychologist, I love being able to share my experiences and skills with individuals in this community and to continue my work with military, veterans, and first responders.
During my time in the Service, I had the privilege of working with Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, and Airmen in a variety of unique and challenging environments. My experiences include providing treatment to military members in inpatient and outpatient settings, consultation and education to military commands and medical teams, and psychological assessment and selection for high-risk duties and special assignments. I had the opportunity to deploy to Haiti aboard the USNS Comfort, the United States Navy Hospital Ship, to provide psychological support and disaster relief following the devastating earthquake of 2010. I also deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), providing support to those on the front lines and to the medical staff tasked with treating those injured on the battlefield. Back in the states, I worked with active duty military personnel and their spouses confronted with the unique challenges of the military lifestyle, including adjustment issues, occupational stress, trauma, grief, loss, physical injuries/TBIs, and deployment-related stress.
During my most recent and final tour, I had the opportunity to serve as the Staff Psychologist at the Navy’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) School located on the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, ME. This school is considered one of the most intense training programs offered by the Navy, and as a consultant, I provided psychological oversight, evaluation, and risk-management services to help ensure the safety of the instructors and the students. Additionally, I provided psychological support and debriefing for all students going through the training program.
After a rewarding Naval career, my husband and I decided to settle down here in New Hampshire. Presently, I work with adult individuals experiencing relationship difficulties, work-related stress, depression, anxiety, and those struggling with life transitions, grief, and loss. I also provide therapeutic services to women and couples facing reproductive challenges, including infertility, stress associated with trying to conceive, and perinatal/post-partum anxiety and mood disorders. Additionally, I continue to work with military service members and their spouses and provide consultative services to organizations, medical personnel, and military commands.
I am leaving the Navy with a sense of humility, appreciation, and respect for the strength and resilience of the human condition. I have seen people overcome even the most challenging of situations, and I firmly believe that every individual has the strength and ability to find peace in spite of the challenges they face. I also understand and appreciate the vulnerability often associated with asking for help. I greatly enjoy working with my clients, helping them to rediscover their strengths and find contentment in their lives. I consider it an honor to be part of such an important journey.
I am currently licensed in Maine, and I am a professional member of RESOLVE New England, the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, and a member of Maine's Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team (DBHRT). I am also credentialed through the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.