I am a graduate of the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles Campus. I earned the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, and a Master’s degree in clinical psychology. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I have been working in the Washington, DC metro area for the past 18 years as both a clinician and a professor. My clinical experience includes providing individual, group, and couples therapy in university counseling centers, community mental health centers, forensic settings, hospitals, and private practice.
Location: Thomas Circle Office Suite 450
My specialty areas include:
- Sexual Victimization
- LGBTQ concerns
- Interpersonal Relationship Issues
- Substance Abuse
- & General Concerns
I believe my purpose is to answer my calling to improve the human condition. This, for me, is a labor of Love and a responsibility that is not taken lightly. I strive to utilize my expertise in understanding personal challenges so that I may assist individuals and couples in transforming their lives, feeling empowered and reaching their full potential.
My treatment modality is curtailed to meet the specific needs of the client. I subscribe to the notion that one’s early experiences have a significant impact on one’s unconscious thoughts and behaviors; therefore, I seek to provide insight into the unconscious to help resolve these conflicts. Thus, I recognize the importance of focusing on building a trusting relationship, while creating a holding environment where clients feel safe to openly express feelings. In using the therapeutic relationship to explore the past and present, one is able to create new, successful paths for the future. Therefore, my common goal of treatment is to help clients develop coping strategies to deal with feelings that accompany one’s experiences. To achieve this goal, interventions are multilayered; such that, I combine the intra-psychic with a systemic psychosocial perspective. This implores a holistic approach assisting the client in implementing change in a variety of settings.