I enjoy working with individuals, adolescents (age 12 and up), couples, and families to help them have happier and more fulfilling lives. My style is comfortable, supportive, and professional.
I am respectful of my client's time and I frequently check in to make sure that the sessions are helpful. If one approach is not working, we try another!
When people are feeling anxious, depressed, or angry, often the problem is their stress level and lack of a support system. By helping people recognize, reduce, and more effectively manage their stress, a therapist can be your temporary support system, enabling you to more effectively address the problems in your life.
I keep my client load moderate so that I am an energetic and available therapist, giving the highest quality of care.
In addition to my private practice, I have also worked at Suburban Hospital, UMD Shady Grove's Counseling Center, and I was the Executive Director of Washington Pastoral Counseling Service.
Research shows that one of the most important factors in therapy effectiveness is the quality of the relationship between the client and the therapist. Does the client feel comfortable, accepted and supported? It is important to find the right match.
I look forward to meeting you, seeing if we are a good match, and helping you address whatever problems may seem overwhelming at the moment.
You are not alone,
Masters of Clinical Social Work, Simmons School of Social Works, 1996
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Massachusetts, 1989
Licensed Certified Social Worked - Clinical
Maryland License # 11023, Dept. of Health and Hygiene