For many years, I worked in marketing and ran small businesses. I also taught communications and advised students at the college level.  Realizing that my deepest contentment comes from being there for someone, I chose to pursue a career in counseling and earned my Master’s degree in Social Work.

MSW (Masters of Social Work), University of New Hampshire

MBA (Masters of Business Administration), Suffolk University

Member, NASW (National Association of Social Workers)

Board Member, Womenaid of Greater Portsmouth

Former Board Member, Children’s Museum of Portsmouth

Author, Mom and the Polka-Dot Boo

"You offer helpful insight, with grace, in a non-threatening way. You get me to think about why I feel as I do and suggest productive ways to make the situation more positive.”

“You see possibilities! When I am mired in the details and problems, you really listen and see possibilities — the positives — and then help me turn them into practical steps forward.”

“You have an unusual ability to see through the cobwebs of a situation and unveil a clear perspective. I can then see things I never even imagined existed.”

“You help me work things out for myself….making me realize what I’m good at. People often look outward at how great other people are and then don’t realize their own strengths. You have a knack for making me look inward.”

“You have a great way of problem solving and encouraging action. You are a wealth of resources, kind, supportive, and insightful.”

“I love how you help us, as parents, focus on the positives (in the kids and in our parenting). We appreciate that you are on the other side of parenting and helping us to make our way through. You have wise ideas and we appreciate your positive outlook.”

“Eileen has been facilitating our parent group (for middle schoolers) for nearly three years and has been a tremendous source of wisdom, balance, and good humor for us all.  She brings a warmth to her leadership of the group that allows members to trust her and each other so we that can share candidly.  Her ability to read the needs of the group and group members and sensitively respond with gentle guidance from her wealth of experience and knowledge about parenting teens is invaluable.”