I became a clinical social worker
20 years ago because I truly enjoy the experience of supporting others through
challenging times and life transitions. I graduated from Syracuse
University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Studies. I went on to earn a graduate degree in social
work (MSW) from Catholic University, with a concentration in clinical work with
families. I've had the opportunity to work for a variety of mental health
agencies school based programs, hospitals, and crisis centers. Currently, my time is dedicated to my
private practice in Vienna, Virginia. I
see children, adolescents, adults, and couples.
I also provide clinical supervision to pre-licensed therapists and
consultation to therapists who are seeking support and guidance on challenging
My style is friendly,
non-judgmental, sensitive, respectful, and straightforward. Our sessions will be interactive, with me
asking questions, listening to your responses, providing insight, support, and
constructive feedback. I will often invite you to consider alternative views or
new interpretations of your story. I
will also look for opportunities to add compassion and self-acceptance to your
I have extensive training in
various therapeutic models and techniques, including: family systems, internal
family systems (IFS), psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy. For couples, I’m trained and have success
using the Gottman method, Imago Relationship Therapy, and discernment
counseling. In my experience, there are
many paths to peace and healing, not just one.
I fully believe that clients are the experts on themselves and
inherently know what’s best for them.
It’s my job to create a safe space for us to bring the wisest part of
you forward. I look forward to taking
this journey with you.