I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Social Work from the University of Maine, and a Master’s of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. My clinical area of expertise is in trauma, with an emphasis on sexual assault. I have an Advanced Professional Certificate in Expressive Therapy Studies from Lesley University and a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies from the European Graduate School. I have received additional modality-specific education in art therapy, poetry and journal therapy, guided imagery and music, and group empowerment drumming. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Expressive Arts from the European Graduate School.