I graduated from Columbia University School of Social Work with a Masters of Science in Social Work. I am currently licensed to practice clinical social work in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. I have over 10 years clinical experience providing individual, group and family therapy serving children, adolescents and adults with a variety of issues.
I enjoy helping clients cultivate awareness of their thoughts and feelings thus empowering them to make choices that help them live the lives they truly desire. My approach is informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Based Therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy informs my approach in that I help clients understand the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors; use psycho education to teach skills and understand concepts; and a develop a collaborative approach between client and clinician where work is done both inside and outside the therapy room. Mindfulness is cultivated during sessions and with practice outside of sessions where clients learn to be the observers of their thoughts and emotions and thus develop more control over them. Through my work I stay focused on the desired outcomes established at the beginning of the therapeutic process and help clients make progress towards goals.
Location: Thomas Circle Office
My specialty areas include:
• Transition/Adjustment Issues
• Stress management
I also have experience with:
• Communication skills
• Relationship/Family Challenges