I am certified as an Imago Couples Therapist, and I provide counseling and psychotherapy to adults living in the Maryland, District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia area. Based on personal experience, I understand how challenging it can be to open up about my feelings, particularly if I’m unsure that I’m being heard accurately (or at all). Each time a client takes a risk and opens up to me about his or her “personal story”, I feel honored to have been invited to listen and help.
My style is interactive, respectful, and insight-oriented. Many have described me as open, supportive, and warm, all which make me easy to talk to about difficulties. I use an integrative approach and primarily draw from interpersonal, family/systems, and cognitive behavioral models when working with my clients. I believe it is important to explore primary relationships as well as significant childhood experiences that have shaped one's patterns within current relationships. Not only do I encourage client movement toward increased insight, I also facilitate one's efforts to make important life changes to contribute to a happier, more fulfilling life. My hope is that I can provide a safe space for you to explore your concerns.
I have had direct client experience for sixteen years, and am licensed as a Psychologist in Maryland and the District of Columbia. My Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology was awarded to me by Texas A&M University. I completed a B.A. in Psychology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From there, I received an M.S. in Counselor Education from Indiana University-Bloomington. In addition to private practice, I have worked with university students at George Mason University's Counseling and Psychological Services, as well as the counseling centers at UNC-Charlotte, Indiana University, and Texas A&M University. My areas of clinical strength center around relationship issues, intimacy, sexual dysfunction, and identity and low self-esteem.