I am a native Floridian who has ended up in Maine by way of Washington, DC. I’m excited to experience the Maine culture and climate (I love snow!) and work at the counseling center. I love reading, baking and cooking, and being on/in/around any body of water. Getting cozy inside with a book and cup of tea on a rainy day is one of my favorite ways to spend a day off.
What has been your most embarrassing moment?
I studied abroad in France when I was in high school. Getting used to greeting people with cheek kisses was hard for a while, but it was particularly embarrassing when I met a cute friend of my host sister. I went the wrong way first (people usually start with the right cheek), and we made very uncomfortable eye contact from a couple inches apart before he very kindly just made it work and ended the greeting. I got pretty good at remembering to do it correctly after that!
What is your favorite food?
Macaroni and cheese, forever and always – either boxed (Kraft or Annie’s White Cheddar) or baked.
If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, were would you go?
Pre-COVID I tried to travel as much as I could to take advantage of the breaks I had as a student! At this point, I’d want to go to Scotland for a few weeks to explore the highlands, or vacation on a beach somewhere to just relax – Caribbean or anywhere else.
Professional Credentials and Interests?
I’m in the final year of my doctorate in clinical psychology at George Washington University in Washington, DC. I have experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds across the full lifespan but have truly enjoyed my work with college students and young adults. I work from a primarily psychodynamic and relational framework – meaning I want to understand how your current difficulties developed, why they’re getting in the way now, and how our relationship can be used as an opportunity to try new ways of being. I particularly enjoy working with identity development, especially the LGBTQ+ community, grief and loss, experiences of trauma, and depression.