Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Clinical Psychoanalysis – Selinus University – Bologna, Italy. June, 2022
Dissertation Title: “The Psychoanalytical Relational Clinician as the Transitional Object: The Lived Experiences of Male Borderline Patients on Separation-Individuation and Object Constancy.”
Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Counseling Psychology – Argosy University – Sarasota, FL. Sept,. 2001
Dissertation Title: “The Traumatization of Hate Crimes upon Gay Men: Reconceptualizing Object Relations Theory as a Treatment Model.”
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology – Lesley University – Cambridge, MA. May, 1986
Bachelor of Science in Human Services – Lesley University – Cambridge, MA. May, 1985 – Advanced Coursework completed in the Graduate School
National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis – New York, New York – Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (July, 2021).
Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies – Westlake Village, CA – Certificate of Advanced Study in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2020) – Approved by the American Psychological Association
American Psychotherapy and Medical Hypnosis Association – Corpus Christi, TX – Certification in Medical/Analytic Hypnosis – (2014)
Licensure and Clinical Certifications:
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) – State of Maine
Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) Nationally Board Recognized – Center for Credentialing and Education
Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders Counseling (DCMHS) – American Mental Health Counselors Association
Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialists in Trauma Counseling (DCMHS) American Mental Heath Counselors Association
National Certified Counselor (NCC) National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.
Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) –National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.
Certified in Medical/Analytic Hypnosis (C.M.H) – American Psychotherapy and Medical Hypnosis Association
Professional and Clinical Memberships:
American Psychoanalytic Association – Psychotherapist Associate
American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) – Clinical Member
American Psychological Association (APA) – Full Member
APA Division 30 Society of Psychological Hypnosis – Full Member
APA Division 39 Society of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology – Full Member
American Psychotherapy and Medical Hypnosis Association (APMHA) Past President (2014 to 2016)
Maine Mental Health Counselors Association (MMHCA) – Clinical Member
Graduate Counseling Psychology Internships
Boston City Hospital – Boston, MA
Counseling Services, Inc – Boston, MA