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661 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 14

Arlington, MA 02476


Phone: 617-718-7080



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I am a clinical social worker with a private practice in Arlington, and a Teaching Associate in Psychiatry for Harvard Medical School though Cambridge Health Alliance. I have a background in Vipassana meditation and lived for 5 years at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. I have mentored beginning meditators through a correspondence course designed by Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg. I am also a certified Internal Family Systems Therapist, and have completed Levels One through Three of IFS training, as well as couple therapy training, and have served as a program assistant in Level One and Two trainings. I bring my passion for self-exploration to my work as a therapist, helping my clients to access awareness, compassion and acceptance in the process of working with difficulties and challenges.

I have practiced meditation since 1988, initially in the Shambhala tradition. I lived and worked at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, practiced meditation in India and Burma, and received meditation training from many teachers, including Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Sayadaw U Janaka, Michele McDonald, Rodney Smith, Larry Rosenberg, and Narayan Liebenson Grady. I have also completed an internship in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Center For Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA. I continue to cultivate my love of mindfulness through my personal practice, by attending retreats, and by meeting with colleagues interested in meditation and psychotherapy.

Areas of Specialty: 

I use both a mindfulness-based approach and IFS, a powerful method of actively engaging specific aspects of personality. These approaches are well suited to address depression, anxiety, internal conflict, effects of trauma, relationship problems and concerns about sex and sexuality, among other challenges.

Insurance Accepted: 

Self-pay or out-of-network only. Sliding scale available in certain cases.