I am a graduate of The Catholic University of America’s Master Social Work Program, with a clinical concentration. I am licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), in the District of Columbia.
My clinical background includes working with adults with severe and persistent mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder, in outpatient settings. As well as providing psychotherapy and case management services for parents who were involved in the child welfare system, due to substance use/abuse and attachment issues. My interests comprise of working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, Post-Trauma Stress Disorder, adjustment, self-esteem and relationship issues. I strive to meet each client where they are and work collaboratively with them in a nonjudgmental, safe space.
I am psychodynamic leaning in my therapeutic approach, (specifically Attachment Theory) as I believe our early experiences in life shape how we learn to manage relationships and other challenges. My goal is to understand each client’s unique experiences and collaborate with them to uncover unhelpful patterns that are standing in the way of a satisfying life. I have experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology and Solution Focused Therapy. I integrate many approaches, but overall use a strengths-based approach while examining the effects of thoughts and feelings impacting clients’ decision-making and outlook on life. I believe everyone has the capacity to live a positive, enjoyable life and it is my goal to help facilitate each client’s journey in gaining the knowledge and skills to forge a more fulfilling path.
Location: Capitol Hill Office
My specialty areas include:
• Life transitions (adjustment)
• Attachment and Relationship Issues
• Stress and time management skills
I also have experience with:
• Crisis Intervention
• Mood disorder
• Grief and Loss
• Addiction/Substance Abuse