My prior work was as a crisis intervention clinician focused on short term therapy utilizing very specific goals to achieve balance once again. I have also worked with individuals that have developmental disabilities and chronic mental health issues employing a supportive therapeutic approach to achieve a stable live style. I am fluent in Portuguese and am able work with anyone requiring therapy either Portuguese or English. I work with adults experiencing depression and anxiety. I look at internal as well as external factors that promote stress and keep each person from achieving their highest level of functioning. I help my clients determine what strengths they already possess and what new techniques will work to reduce the anxiety level and depressed feelings. I received a BA in psychology from the University of Connecticut and an MSW from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.