I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 5 years of experience practicing in Maryland. I have worked in a variety of settings including an outpatient mental health clinic, elementary/middle schools, private practice, in clients homes and within the community. I specialize in working with clients struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, and/or trauma.
I completed my undergraduate work at Indiana University Bloomington commencing with a BA in Psychology, a BA in Gender Studies, and a Certificate in Human Sexuality. I completed my masters degree at the University of Baltimore where I earned a MS in Applied Psychology with a concentration in Counseling Psychology and a Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies (CPCS). I am currently a member of the American Counseling Association.
Every person is unique, therefore I believe treatment should be individually tailored to meet each person’s specific needs. I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral (CBT), psychoanalytic, and person-centered therapy techniques in my approach to treatment. What we think, how we feel and how we behave are all closely connected– and all of these factors influence our overall well-being. Using evidence-based CBT techniques, I assist my clients in challenging negative thought and behavior patterns. I help my clients develop positive coping strategies to improve emotion regulation. Oftentimes there are unresolved conflicts and symptoms that arise from our past dysfunctional relationships, that manifest themselves in our present lives in unhealthy ways. I help my clients to gain insight into these recurring patterns and unconscious underlying resistances to change.
I believe the key to a successful therapeutic relationship is trust. By providing empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence; I help my clients achieve greater independence and cope with any current and future problems they may face.