I want you to find your voice so you can let go of your pain and start living again. I specialize in addressing grief, shame, and guilt.
Counselor in Fairfax, VA
Supervised by Marianne S. Coad, MAMFC, LMFT, LPC
I worked as a civilian alongside membesrs of the military for 10 years before returning to graduate school to become a counselor. I deployed to Camp Victory, Iraq, for six months to support counter-IED efforts because I wanted to do my part. I understand the importance of focusing on the mission, compartmentalizing to get things done, and the difficulties that this mindset creates when service members/veterans are back home. If you're having difficulty readjusting to civilian life, I can help.
PTSD is a normal response to abnormal events. It comes from many sources: war-time deployment, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. If you are having trouble finding your way forward, I can help. I'm trained in Eye-Movement Desensitation and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based therapy for trauma. I have experience working with sex abuse survivors and have received specialized training in using EMDR to treat service members, veterans, and first responders.
I have an M.S. in clinical mental health counseling from the Pastoral Counseling department at Loyola University. This program called to me because of the university's tradition of drawing on ancient wisdom and modern scholarship to make the world a better place. I am comfortable working with people of faith, atheists, and those who are questioning their traditions. As a a mental health counselor, my role is to help you find your path.
I am trained in Eye-Movement Desensitation and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based therapy for trauma. I have recevived specialized training in using EMDR to treat service members, veterans, and first responders with PTSD and moral injury.