I was born in Philadelphia and raised in the surrounding suburbs where I lived with my parents and younger sister. My sister and I grew up very closely with our two cousins who were similar in age and made excellent playmates. We spent many family vacations together in the Pocono Mountains where our families share a lake house. Some of my most cherished childhood memories were created at the lake and it remains one of my favorite places. The first trip to the lake is a rite of passage for each new member and we can’t wait to introduce a child to such a joyful and relaxing place.
Although I had never spent more than a week away from my family, I decided to move to Boston for college. It was both scary and amazing, but I’ve never regretted my decision. My college experience laid the foundation for me to become the brave and open-minded woman I am today. After college, I moved back to Philadelphia and earned my master’s degree in counseling psychology and trauma studies.
I am currently a psychotherapist and program director at a residential treatment facility. It is a challenging position but it is also very rewarding and I find great meaning in my role. My work allows me to see the invaluable role that a supportive, nurturing, unconditionally loving family plays in our lives and I look forward to providing that for any child (or children) that I would be blessed to parent.