About

I’m a psychologist by training, and an executive and performance consultant by practice. I also moonlight as a writer and speaker.

As a clinical psychologist, I learned and studied about psychological pathology: what happens when shit goes wrong. And believe me, a lot can go wrong.

In the decades I trained as a psychologist, I never had a class on happiness, contentment, or the science of wellness. I learned how to understand suffering, how to diagnose it, and how to sit with it. These are valuable skills, and I am so grateful to have this foundation.

But the truth is, I tired of the emphasis on suffering and on pathology.
I felt restless and confined by those constraints. So, I went rogue.

I started with these questions:

Is a sense of wellness even attainable anymore?
Is wellness distinct from the absence of feeling like shit?
What really, down deep, controls our behavior?
Can we influence how we metabolize our experiences?
And, what are the outer limits of our human potential when we use a radically different compass?

This shift in focus changed my life in ways I could not have imagined.

 

It turns out, feeling well is its own destination.
Thriving is distinct from surviving.
It requires its own process and, most importantly, mindset.
It requires dismantling old patterns (always unconscious) and re-building a very different relationship with suffering, failure, risk, and yes, success too.

 

With this shift, I began to collaborate with CEOs, executives, professional athletes, coaches, and teams with moonshot dreams on the psychological game of greatness.

I’m indebted to these people. The journey to understand, unravel, and optimize our minds has been the true joy of my professional career.

From this journey I have emerged a hybrid— part shrink, part performance consultant, part Jedi of the unconscious.

 

 

Areas of Expertise

Burnout & Chronic Stress – Neurobiology, Implications & Strategies
Performance Anxiety
Career Transition
Leadership Development
Group Dynamics & Optimization
Team Cohesion Development
The Adaptive Unconscious in Decision Making- Biases, Blind Spots, and The Fix
Strategy & Implementation of Corporate & Organizational Culture
Emotional Intelligence & Leadership
Team & Individual Consultation on Wellness Plan to Optimize Performance

 

If this work is something you are interested in, connect with me. I’m available for individual, team, and organizational collaboration.

You can also contact me via email, though please do not email me to set up an initial therapy appointment, as it is not a confidential form of communication.

 

Background

I received my MA from Boston College where I studied Counseling Psychology. I then began my doctoral training at George Washington University with an emphasis on Adult Psychotherapy from a psychoanalytic perspective. Upon completion of my doctoral studies, I completed my internship and post-doctoral fellowship training at two inpatient psychiatric hospitals in the Boston area. There, I worked with people who were suffering from the most severe and retractable forms of mental illness. Those experiences taught me the deep and enduring value of comprehensive and collaborative care from a multi-disciplinary perspective. I carry those lessons with me to my current work in my private practice, where I emphasize and utilize my partnerships with physicians, naturopaths, and functional medicine doctors and nutritionists to provide the best standard of care.

In addition to my psychology training, I’ve studied extensively the use of mindfulness, functional medicine, hormones, and how food, medicine, and mood are interconnected.

My influences include Dr.’s Hyman, Benson, Kabat-Zinn, Maté, Gervais, and Gordon, as well as Tara Brach, Brené Brown, Irvin Yalom, Howard Stern, Steven Kotler, and Bruce Springsteen, to name only a few.

Mantra 2021 💥

#ownit #insidejob #dothework #selfcare #selfconfidence #selflove #acceptyourself #youdoyou #selfdevelopment #personalgrowth #selfmastery #therapymemes #psychologymemes #psychologist #therapyiscool #iamworthy #emotionalwellbeing #knowyourtruth #optimist #optimismquotes #positivepsychology #nofucksgiven #fuckbudget
I was recently a guest on the Minds & Mics podcast. 🎙

We talked all about the adaptive unconscious, self-sabotaging behavior, attachment patterns, and therapy vs performance coaching. 🧠

NEW PODCAST EPISODE ✨ "Exploring the Adaptive Unconscious" 

Find it in the LINK in my BIO, or wherever you get your podcasts 🎧

#insightful #becomingconscious #theunconscious #psychologypodcast #psychologyquotes #psychologist #mytherapistsays #therapy #dothework #insidejob #mentalhealthblogger #psychologyblog #therapyiscool #brainscience #getstarted #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfmastery #podcast #selfhelppodcast #performancepodcast #adaptiveunconscious #attachmentpatterns
Stops me in my tracks every damn time. It’s so true. ✨

#awareness #cultivatingawareness #selfmastery #personalpower #ivegotthepower #yougotthis #youdoyou #competitiveadvantage #optimalperformance #optimalwellbeing #peakperformance #brainscience #learnthelessons #selfdevelopment #performancequotes #buddhaquotes #powerofnow #presentminded #mindfulness
This is why I tell everyone I work with that observation is key. 

All will be revealed simply through observing ourselves. ✨

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📷 : @seenheardloved
Make sure you know when it’s time to pivot. 💥

Read more on the blog --> The Power of the Pivot <-- LINK IN BIO ✨

#happier #happyliving #happinessquotes #letitgo #storyteller #blamegame #ownit #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #therapyworks #therapist #psychologist #truthbomb #mindfulliving #knowthyself #takingownership #awareness #mentalwellbeing #selfmastery #howtopivot #whentopivot #powerofthepivot #pivot
Everything good and worthwhile lies in the cave you fear. 💥

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #beyondfears #embracethejourney #josephcampbell #souljourney 

📷 : @drmayashetreat
This is part of what I’m always hunting for: the unconscious (historical) codependent patterns that plague our relationships. ✨

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📷 : @coachjilly
This is a simple practice that is enormously effective. ✨

Try it. Why not? When's the last time you went for a nature walk? 👣

#taketimetorest #restandrecovery #recoveryquotes #donothing #selfcare #optimalperformance #wellnessweekend #healthandwellness #wellnessquotes #takecare #mytherapistsays #mytherapy #justbreathe #selflove #selfdevelopment #trainyourbrain #recovery #depression #anxiety #welllnesstips #wellbeingcoach 

📷 : @drruscio
Has there ever been anything more true than this? 

No one has it all figured out. We are all just winging it. ✨

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📷 : @nancy_levin
Here’s to being pioneers. 

Onwards. 💥👊🏼

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This is an important distinction. 💥 @adamjk 

#mentalhealthblogger #performanceblog #performancecoach #peakperformance #optimalperformance #excellence #everydaygreatness #successquotes #psychologymemes #psychologist #brainscience #trainyourbrain #executives #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #flow #grit #resilient #personalaccountability
If I’m honest, I wish it did belong to fate.  I’m constantly looking to shirk responsibility in ways both obvious and covert...but the truth is, it’s on me.  The choice belongs to you too. I’m rooting for you. 💥👊🏼

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📷 : @houseofleaders.co
Let's keep our shit to ourselves, shall we? 👊🏼

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📷 : @jenpastiloff
Are you holding on to something that's no longer serving you, and perhaps even holding you back? 💡

The start of a new year is a great opportunity to assess what's working in your life - and what isn't - and make changes accordingly. ✨

I discussed this and more on my last appearance on the @unmistakablecreative podcast - you can find it wherever you get your podcasts, if you're interested in diving deeper. 🎙

#insightful #becomingconscious #theunconscious #psychologypodcast #psychologyquotes #psychologist #mytherapistsays #therapy #dothework #insidejob #mentalhealthblogger #psychologyblog #therapyiscool #brainscience #getstarted #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfmastery #podcast #selfhelppodcast #performancepodcast #unmistakablecreative #unmistakablecreativepodcast
What can you trim out of your life to free up space and mental energy as you begin 2021? 💡

#insightful #becomingconscious #theunconscious #psychologymemes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #mytherapistsays #therapy #dothework #insidejob #mentalhealthblogger #psychologyblog #therapyiscool #brainscience #getstarted #personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfmastery #lessismore #less 

📷 : @bemorewithless @courtneyelmer_
Something worth pondering. ✨

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📷 : @jordan.b.peterson
Embrace the storms - that's where the magic happens 🔥

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📷 : @spiritdaughter
Observe what fuels you. ✨

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📷 : @neil_strauss
Every expert was a beginner once. 💥

#personalgrowth #selfdevelopment #selfconfidence #trainyourbrain #optimalperformance #performancequotes #psychologyquotes #psychologist #yougotthis #insidejob #mytherapistsays #grit #resilience #pushit #digdeeper #dothework #everydaybravery 

📷 : @quotesbychristie

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