Education:

Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology – Argosy University – Sarasota, FL.  September 2001

  • Doctoral Dissertation Title: “The Traumatization of Hate Crimes upon Gay Men: Reconceptualizing Object Relations Theory as a Treatment Model.”

Master of Arts 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

Post-Doctoral Education/Training

National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis – New York, New York – In Progress: Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Anticipated Completion – July, 2021).

In Progress: Selinus University – Bologna, Italy – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Candidate) in Clinical Psychoanalysis. Currently working on dissertation “The Psychoanalyst as the Transitional Object: Facilitating Separation-Individuation and Object Constancy for the Male Borderline Patient”

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 – Certificate/Certification in Medical/Analytic Hypnosis – (2014)

Licensure and Clinical Certifications:

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) – State of Maine

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 29 Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy – 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) and Current Board Member

Maine Mental Health Counselors Association (MMHCA) – Clinical Member

Graduate Counseling Psychology Internships

Boston City Hospital – Boston, MA

Counseling Services, Inc – Boston, MA