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Clinical approach

My clinical approach weaves together the science and art of psychotherapy, and rests on two main principles:

First, I am committed to doing what works: I draw on the latest clinical research to provide treatments rooted in a range of conceptual frameworks (such as cognitive-behavioral, systems, etc.) that are well supported by scientific evidence. 

Second, I recognize and honor individual differences: I use creativity and skill to design treatments that align with each client’s unique needs and experiences.

On a deeper level, my work with clients is guided by the humanistic view that people have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their lives. 

My goal with every client is to work together to develop effective strategies for improving wellbeing, overcoming challenges, and finding meaning and fulfillment.  

Professional bio

I am a licensed psychologist, active in both practice and academics. In addition to my clinical work here at Compass, I am an Associate Professor of Psychology at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, where I have served on the faculty since 2006.

I received my BA from Columbia University, and my MA and PhD from the University of Arizona. I completed a predoctoral clinical internship at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southern Maine Health and Counseling Services. 


I moved to Maine in 2006. Previously, I lived in New York, Arizona, and Israel. Before becoming a psychologist, I served for three years as a combat medic; in many ways this experience shaped my professional interests.

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