My core belief in therapeutic practice is that everyone has inherent value and strength, that with the right support can be harnessed to create positive changes and meaningful growth. Offering a safe place where self-exploration, processing, and healing can be done, I will help you build insight, resilience through healthy coping skills, and empowerment in reaching your therapeutic goals.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and families in multiple settings: school, in-clinic, and hospital. My goal is for my clients to feel like they have an ally in supporting their healing and growth. While knowing you are the only expert on yourself, I aim to provide an individualized treatment approach founded on your core values.
I have worked as a Medical Social Worker in the Clinical Decision Unit at Suburban Hospital, primarily working with acute illness, end of life, and substance detox patients and their families. Prior to that, I worked as a child and family therapist at a community mental health clinic in Frederick, MD serving those both in a clinic setting and at several schools. I utilize CBT, DBT, mindfulness practice, art, play therapy, and psychodynamic approaches in my therapy practice, as I believe therapy should be a holistic treatment approach that is strength-based and flexible for the client.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, taking cycle classes, and reading – especially historical fiction!