Teaching Background

"The teacher is no longer merely the-one-who-teaches, but one who is him/herself taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while being taught also teach. They become jointly responsible for a process in which all grow."                                                                                   -- Paulo Freire

I am full-time Doctoral Faculty at Fielding Graduate University in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program. My teaching philosophy incorporates the theory of culturally relevant pedagogy to empower students emotionally, intellectually, and politically in a learning environment that is sensitive to their cultural identities. The critical pedagogy theory of Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, has inspired me to create a collaborative learning space for students to engage in course material and apply theory. I build an educational community that affirms and explores students' cultural identities and goals as future psychologists. 

Current Courses

Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practice
Humanistic & Existential Theory/Therapy
Multicultural Psychology
Recovery-Oriented Care for People with Serious Mental Illness
Clinical Practice with Transgender and Gender Diverse Clients
Gender Issues in Humanistic & Psychodynamic Psychotherapies
Pre-Dissertation Seminar 
Human Sexuality 
Narrative Therapy
Cultural Competence in Research


Teaching Institutions

University San Francisco (PsyD Program)
Worcester State University (Tenure-track, Assistant Professor 2012-15)
Salem State University (MA Counseling Program)
Massachusetts School of Prof. Psych.(PsyD & School Psychology MA)
University Massachusetts Boston
Emmanuel College
Suffolk University
Dean College
Hesser College