BRIGHTER FUTURES COUNSELING
HAVE A LIFE OBSTACLE YOU’RE TRYING TO OVERCOME? OR FEELING THAT SOME ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE HAS BECOME OVERWHELMING?
Sometimes, seeking help from a licensed clinician is the best way to gain fresh perspectives and learn new skills. At Brighter Futures, I truly believe that everyone is doing the best they can and our goal is to help you to become the most effective version of yourself. I am here to guide you through life’s challenges. By offering all clients attention and care, I can provide you with the tools you need to help meet your goals!
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.”
Sometimes in life we all need a boost of support. We may even need to learn new skills to help us function better. Inherently people want to do well in life, so if you are currently not doing well, something must be standing in your way. Through understanding your concerns and perspectives, we can better understand how you are being affected in different aspects of your life. We will collaborate and problem solve together to set goals and achieve them. Treatment will focus on helping you understand your strengths, what lagging skills may be contributing to difficulties or challenges, and what steps can be taken to learn these skills. You do not need to be at your darkest hour to seek support from a therapist, but even if you are, together we can move towards a future that is brighter for you.
A Happier, Healthier You
By using techniques drawn from Collaborative Problem Solving, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I will work with you to understand your goals for treatment and we will work together to reach them. I look forward to working with you on your path to success and know that brighter days are ahead!
Adolescents and Young Adults
Learning New Skills for Success
All people do well if they can. Adolescents and young adults are motivated to do well, but are often lacking the skills to do so. By understanding your concerns, exploring steps that can be taken to learn lagging skills, and a collaborative problem solving approach, we can increase your self efficacy and independence.
Family Therapy & Parenting Skills
For families, it is important that all members collaborate together in order to make lasting change during treatment. Parents may also seek support with challenging behaviors they are experiencing within the home and to increase their effectiveness as parents.
Here for You
Becoming a new parent is often a challenge we are underprepared for. It can be a difficult transition for many, especially mothers. If you are struggling during this overwhelming time in your life, you are not alone and talking to someone can often be helpful to get the support you need!
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). I graduated from University of Denver in 2009 with a degree in Psychology and Criminology, with a minor in Communications. I returned home to Massachusetts where I worked in a residential treatment center before going back to school for my Master's in Social Work. I graduated from Boston College in 2013. I worked for six years doing intensive in-home therapy with kids and families. In 2016 I opened my own private practice part-time and in 2019 moved full-time into private practice. I have worked with kids, teens, and adults both younger and older. I am particularly passionate about helping younger adults transition successfully into independent adulthood.
Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional therapist to get to the root of your problems can support you in making positive changes. I care about your well-being and provide you with the tools you need in order to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most challenging circumstances. I truly believe that even on the darkest days, brighter futures can lie ahead.
Areas of Interest/Specialty:
Collaborative Problem Solving (Think:KIDS Tier 1 & 2)
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Tufts Health Plan
Harvard Pilgrim, United Health Care, Allways
Out of Network
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At Brighter Futures Counseling, your mental health and well-being is important to us. I am passionate about helping patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. My goal is to help you reach your full potential! Contact me today to see how I can support you!
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