I work with adults experiencing depression and anxiety. I look at internal as well as external factors that promote stress and keep each person from achieving their highest level of functioning. I help my clients determine what strengths they already possess and what new techniques will work to reduce the anxiety level and depressed feelings keeping them from living life to the fullest.
My prior work was as a crisis intervention clinician focused on short term therapy utilizing very specific goals to achieve balance once again. I have also worked with individuals that have developmental disabilities and chronic mental health issues employing a supportive therapeutic approach to achieve a stable live style. I am fluent in Portuguese and am able work with anyone requiring therapy either Portuguese or English.
I received a BA in psychology from the University of Connecticut and an MSW form the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.