Curious. Gentle. Direct. Expressive. Warm. Receptive. These are ways people have described me and my presence in the therapy room.
I’ve been doing therapy, assessment, and supervision for nearly 20 years in a wide variety of settings, with a therapy office always at the heart of my work, and always attentive to the multi-faceted identities of clients. Journeying with clients as they learn and heal and grow is holy work for me.
My natural inclinations to listen, reflect, explore, lean into stories and emotions, and learn alongside others accompanied me down a wandering path to my vocational calling of practicing psychology. I have an MA in Personality Psychology from American University in Washington DC (2004) and a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland (2009). I have treated folks suffering from many types of trauma, navigating strain in family relationships, managing anxiety, adjusting to new life stages, surviving college and graduate school, struggling with body image, and navigating the rollercoaster of parenting young children.
I take my work seriously but I don’t take myself too seriously.
Working to be my best self as a therapist means admitting when I make mistakes, repairing ruptures with humility and intention, and consulting with wise peers.
Therapist-client fit is essential for trust and a good working relationship. An initial phone call can help you get a sense of me and how I work, as well as give me some information about whether I’m the best person for you to work with, so if you’re ready to have a free consultation with me about therapy, let’s get started.
If you are new to therapy and want to know what it can do for you, here you go.
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