Every client has internal strengths, skills, and resilience, which I help to identify and incorporate into the the therapeutic process. If you are having trouble identifying blocks contributing to unhealthy patterns or cycles as an individual, couple, or family, if you are struggling with life transitions, personal insecurities, anxiety, depression, or trauma, I will help guide you towards clarity and change.
My Background and Approach
In my time as a Therapist, I have gained knowledge and experience in several outpatient and inpatient settings. I have also traveled throughout Northern Virginia providing educational seminars on the impacts of screen time and social media on development and relationships to colleagues, educators, and parents in the community. My experience in the therapeutic setting, as well as my research and seminars, have provided me with an empirically supported foundation for my practice, in which I support clients in building insight and awareness into the attachment influences and present day strategies utilized in every aspect of their lives. I use a directive approach, encouraging consistent growth and development throughout the therapeutic process. I am trained in EMDR, which is a trauma treatment protocol. I incorporate a variety of additional models while meeting each client where they are and providing a treatment plan that meets each individual, couple, or family's unique needs.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe in the power of validation, empathy, and connection in creating a solid foundation for a strong therapeutic alliance that allows for genuine growth and development. Utilizing a strengths-based and empirically supported approach to the therapeutic process, I employ a variety of techniques to support adolescents, adults, couples, and families in achieving their internal and interpersonal goals. I am systems focused, which means I firmly believe in the influence of the whole on the individual. My methods are based in attachment theory, which refers to the emotional relationships one holds throughout life. My goal in every session is to increase insight, self-awareness, and empowerment as clients work toward growth and understanding.