Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
I am a licensed professional counselor in Virginia and Maryland. I am an approved supervisor in Maryland, Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and Board-Certified Tele mental health provider. I earned a BA in Human Services and MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from the George Washington University. I earned a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Tech. For fourteen years I maintained an independent clinical practice specializing in working with adults, children, and families connected to adoption and foster care. In addition, I have professional experience working in community mental health, pre natal care clinics, and with immigrant populations. I use a relational-cultural theoretical approach that defines growth through connection and highlights the importance of our cultural identities. I also utilize attachment theory, family systems, and trauma informed care in my clinical approaches. I have worked with a wide variety of clients with varied concerns to include trauma, either from childhood or adult experiences, family relationship conflicts, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, and racial/ethnic identity development. I work to build a secure and safe counselor and client relationship and alter treatment approaches dependent on client needs. I trust clients know themselves best and enjoy journeying with them as they continue to heal and grow.