Stress, trauma, and life changes can significantly impact mental health and well-being. My goal is to provide a supportive and safe environment where clients explore thoughts and feelings to understand themselves better, and develop tools to address negative behaviors. I work with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families to develop an individualized treatment approach that incorporates cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, trauma-informed, motivational interviewing, and attachment interventions.
I specialize in working with children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues. I completed an advanced fellowship at the Yale University, Child Study Center and subsequently joined the Child Study Center as an Instructor of Clinical Social Work. At Yale, I provided comprehensive assessment and treatment to children ages 3 to 18 who were experiencing significant psychiatric issues. When working with children and adolescents, I also work with the family and parents to increase stability and communication in the home.
Outside of providing therapy, I am pursuing a PhD in Family Science from the University of Maryland School of Public Health. My research interests include the impact of intergenerational trauma on youth mental health, youth absenteeism, and the interaction of vulnerable families with state systems. When not working, I enjoy woodworking, painting, spending time with friends and family, and hanging out with dogs.