Welcome to my website! I’m a Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist, specializing in everyday eating problems, but I help clients with the range of habits (compulsive overeating, smoking, nailbiting), anxieties (panic, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder) and other mental health concerns. As a licensed independent clinical social worker, I’ve also got expertise in relationship, career and performance issues. While some clients are solely interested in the powerful tool of hypnosis, many prefer to pick and choose a variety of techniques from mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, among other therapies.
When I’m not seeing clients in my Concord, Mass., private practice, I’m teaching at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, or I’m engaged in a writing project. You may have seen my articles in Oprah Magazine, The Boston Globe, among other magazines and newspapers. Or maybe you heard about my book, The Self-Compassion Diet: A Step-by-Step Program to Lose Weight with Loving-Kindness. Writing and teaching lets me reach people beyond the scope of my private practice.
On this website, you'll discover information about my therapy services, plus articles, books, audio CDs, videos, newsletters and other resources to help you start taking better care of yourself today.
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