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Credentials

Licensed Professional Counselor

Client Population
Child, Adolescent, Adults, Families, Couples
Location
McLean, Video
Primary Approaches/Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Art Therapy

 
Rates Starting At:
$165
Availability
Weekend, Evening, Early morning

I believe that every person and system possesses a unique, creative intelligence that guides them towards healing and wholeness. As a therapist, I strive to hold a safe, warm, accepting space for my clients to experience growth and transformation. I support children, adolescents, and adults through a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, life-transitions, emotional dysregulation, LGBTQIA+ matters, suicidal thoughts and self-harm, interpersonal and family conflict, trauma, low self-esteem, and behavioral problems.

Through a collaborative, person-centered approach, I strive to respect and celebrate individual needs throughout the therapeutic process. I utilize trauma-informed interventions based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and attachment theory. I believe in helping children tap into their creative, playful essence through play therapy to help them develop positive self-esteem, express their thoughts and feelings, practice emotional regulation, and promote effective problem-solving. My training in trauma-informed yoga shapes my mindful approach in sessions to promote holistic, mind-body healing, and somatic mindfulness. I am passionate about helping my clients establish a strong mind-body connection so they can use their innate wisdom to guide them towards healing and wholeness. I use self-soothing practices from my yoga training, such as breathing exercises and mindfulness, to educate my clients on effective calming skills.

Education, Credentials & Memberships
• Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Old Dominion University
• Dual bachelor’s degrees from Virginia Tech in Psychology and Philosophy
• Before transitioning to counseling, I worked as an early childhood educator and yoga instructor, both of which inform my work today.

More about me:
• When I’m not working, I love traveling, spending time in nature, practicing yoga, and creating art.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or would like more information, please fill out the form below or call our office 703-534-5100 and request to speak to me.

I am really looking forward to meeting you!

I am happy to discuss your potential counseling sessions or to answer any questions you might have!