I grew up in central Maine and was thrilled to return home to Maine after my medical training. I attended Middlebury College followed by medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
I then moved to Boston and completed my four year adult psychiatry residency at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program. I worked at many affiliated hospitals and clinics including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Mount Auburn Hospital, Faulkner Hospital, Massachusetts Mental Health Center and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Student Health. I went on to complete a two year fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I have experience evaluating and treating children and adults in various settings including emergency rooms, inpatient psychiatric units, inpatient substance abuse programs, college mental health, outpatient clinics, school and courts. I have treated people from all walks of life, from indigent and homeless populations to graduate students to working professionals.
I chose training programs that integrated the psychological and biological approaches and am fortunate to have had some of the best mentors and teachers in the field. I have had diverse training in medication management and various psychotherapies including psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), play therapy and family therapy. In addition to two years of family therapy training in my child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, I completed a year long intensive family therapy course through Therapy Training Boston.
I am board certified in both Child and Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. I have a faculty appointment at Tufts University School of Medicine and have teaching responsibilities at Maine Medical Center teaching medical students, residents and fellows. I am involved in local and national professional societies including the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians and the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.