I grew up in midcoast Maine and spent lots of childhood summers on the islands in Casco Bay and around MDI (both of my grandfathers were fishermen/lobstermen). I’m fascinated by trees and water, love cool cloudy days, and enjoy cooking, hiking, and crafting in my spare time. I currently live in Bangor with my husband and our three fur babies, and prior to becoming a social worker I was a high school English teacher.
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – Hamlet / William Shakespeare
“My mother always used to say, ‘The older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.’” – Betty White
What is your favorite food?:
I love to cook and eat all kinds of authentic Asian foods, from Thai to Japanese to Indian. I’m also a huge fan of ice cream (my favorite flavors are toasted coconut, black raspberry, and peach) and pizza.
If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?:
I would go back to Ireland in a heartbeat, particularly the northern counties of Donegal, Derry, and Antrim. I also have Greece, New Zealand, and Iceland on my bucket list of places to visit.
Professional Credentials and Interests:
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English from Wesleyan University and my Master of Arts in Teaching from Boston University. I’m interested in a mix of therapeutic models and approaches, including CBT, ACT, mindfulness, and strengths-based perspective. I think there’s great power in listening and validating a client’s experiences and perspectives.