Clinical Counseling with children, adolescents, and adults specializing in Anxiety, Trauma, Acculturative Stress, and Social Skills Training. Group work includes pragmatic social skills, social-emotional training, behavioral therapy strategies, and strengths based parenting.
Professional research and worldwide presentations on best practice in health and educational settings. Research specialty in moral reasoning and prosocial development in youth.
Be an instrument of change and growth by bringing light to topics and concepts that may challenge pre-existing thinking. Spread ideas that decrease bias of those suffering with mental illness or family based patterns that historically have been stigmatized. Utilize critical thinking and compassion as guiding forces in ethical organizational and personal action. Contribute substantially to the growing field of cultural psychology and discipline of International Psychology.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, PhD in International Psychology
Doctoral Candidate, 2016-Present
Concentration: Organizations & Systems
Anticipated completion March 2020
Dissertation Topic: Prosocial Moral Reasoning among Cuban Youth, including influences of gender, culture and context
Doctoral Residency I: Field Placement: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Doctoral Residency II: Field Placement: Hong Kong, China
Goddard College, M.A. in Psychology and Counseling
Concentration: Child Development
Graduate Thesis Topic: Anger Experiences of Boys from a Social Cognition Perspective
Pre-Practicum: Women Support Services, MVCS, MV Community Services
Practicum: Island Counseling Center, MVCS, MV Community Services
Clark University, B.A. in Psychology and Studio Art
Undergraduate Thesis Topic: Autonomy Support and Perceived Competency in Children
Licensed Mental Health Counselor-MA#5766
National Board Certified Counselor- #279909
Clinical Supervisor Certification
School Guidance Counselor with Professional Status. 5-12, #435365
Basic Theta Healing Practitioner
Reiki Level II
Founder of the Global Altruism Project (GAP), global research focused on prosocial moral reasoning.
Program Director of Residential Treatment Programs for Adults with Mental Illness.
Regional Clinical Supervisor for the largest non-profit in New England services adults with mental illness.
Emergency Services Manager at Martha's Vineyard Community Services.
Assistant Program Director at Island Counselor Center, Martha's Vineyard Community Services.
School Counselor and Advocate.
International Consultant for Health Organizations.
Fluent in English, but translator facilitated sessions available
American Counseling Association (ACA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Massachusetts School Counselors Association (MSCA)
Honors and Awards
Clark University's Secondary Educator of the year award 1999
MV Cultural Arts Awards 2015
Bouchet Honors Nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Doctoral Studies 2017
Vineyard Vision Fellowship 2016-2019
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's Global Psychology Scholar 2019-2020, for research that will have a significant impact on the global world of psychology