Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Choosing someone to work with is an important decision given the time, money, and emotional commitment involved. You want to feel comfortable with your therapist – that they are warm, compassionate, and understanding. You also want to know that he/she will be able to challenge you in appropriate ways to help you through your struggles.
I am here to genuinely help. No stranger to adversity in my own life, I find it very rewarding to help others work through their own difficulties. It is often said in my field, “you can only take a client as far as you have gone yourself”. I find this to be great wisdom. The most effective therapists are usually those who have had the courage and honesty to face their own struggles.
Background and Training
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MD License # 13725), I have worked in private practice, have served as a Clinical Affiliate at George Washington University Counseling Center, and have held various posts at outpatient mental health clinics in the DC/Baltimore Region. I currently serve on the faculty of the Intensive Short Term Psychotherapy Program (ISTDP) at The Washington School of Psychiatry.
I hold a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. I hold a Master of Social Work Degree from Catholic University and a Master of Science Degree from Central Washington University. I have completed eight years of Post Graduate Training in psychotherapy at the Washington School of Psychiatry.