Areas of Expertise

Individual Therapy

I offer individual therapy and consultation to adults and adolescents.  Working with various cultural backgrounds and providing a safe space is especially important to me, and I have extensive experience providing therapy to members of the LGBTQ community and individuals with various racial and cultural backgrounds.

Treatment Specialties
  • Depression: situational and recurring 

  • Grief                

  • Anxiety: panic attacks, social & generalized anxiety

  • Chronic illness      

  • Life transitions: career, marriage & pregnancy 

  • Trauma, including physical and sexual abuse

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Identifying various life goals              

  • Work stress

  • Addiction

  • Overcoming maladaptive patterns and habits

  • Achieving work-life balance

  • Anger management  

  • Divorce

Treatment Model Expertise
  • Psychodynamic therapy

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy

  • Interpersonal therapy

  • Solution-focused therapy

  • Motivational interviewing

  • Humanistic therapy

  • Mindfulness meditation

My Approach

With every client interaction, I strive to comprehensively address clinical concerns with the goal of providing specific and helpful feedback unique to each individual.  I am committed to providing treatment with a supportive, understanding and warm manner. My training encompasses a variety of psychological orientations to identify the empirical interventions and models that would most help each client.  Some individuals prefer a more open-ended exploration of thoughts and emotional processing, whereas others want concrete ideas about how to increase their ability to cope with life struggles.  I specialize in identifying and providing a tailored approach to each client in a way that most efficiently achieves symptom reduction and assists them with accomplishing their goals.

 

I have practiced for more than ten years and completed my doctoral studies in clinical psychology at The George Washington University in Washington, DC and am licensed as a psychologist in Texas and Virginia.  I completed predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships in university, forensic and government settings, including a two-year National Health Service Corps placement.  My education and training were in programs accredited by the American Psychological Association.  Currently, I am a member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists and the local Capital Area Psychological Association.

 

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