Working with individuals, couples, and families
Some of the issues I work with are:
- improving satisfaction with work
- stress management
- dealing with anxiety and depression
- developing coping strategies for ADHD
- pain management
- smoking cessation
- weight management
- helping with substance abuse issues
- couple’s skills
I see my role as helping people live happier and healthier lives. I like to facilitate progress and help people take an active role in the process of change. I believe in creating a good working relationship with the clients, and identifying goals and ways to accomplish them. I see health as both mind and body related and like to address both as much as possible in the therapy framework. In other words, I like to pay attention to lifestyle and behavior patterns and ways they enhance and or interfere with one’s sense of wellbeing. I use cognitive-behavioral, family systems and reality therapy approaches in my work as a therapist. I often work with mindfulness in addressing different issues.
I began her education in psychology at the University of Warsaw in Poland where I earned my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. I received my Ph.D. in counseling psychology at Northeastern University in Boston. I wrote my doctoral dissertation on Mindfulness Based stress Reduction for Adults diagnosed with ADHD.
My training includes an internship at the Brookline Community mental Health, focusing on adult, couples and family therapy. I also trained in Mindfulness Based Stress reduction at the UMASS Medical Center. During my studies at Northeastern, I worked with people recovering from addictions at Norcap Substance Abuse Center in Massachusetts.
I did my Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School, focusing on Behavioral medicine. I worked there with individuals and groups dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, weight, smoking and other lifestyle and health issues. I was part of a wonderful training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, hypnosis and biofeedback.
I moved to Maine in 2001 and worked at the Neurobehavioral Services of New England at the Brighton Medical Center, working with inpatients and collaborating with doctors, physical and occupational therapists prior to opening my private practice in 2002.