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Graduate Counseling Intern

Client Population
Child, Adolescent, Adults
McLean, Video
Primary Approaches/Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy

Rates Starting At:
Weekend, Weekday, Evening

You want your life to change, but you see too many barriers in your way. As your counselor, I believe that creating an environment of support, authenticity, and acceptance leads to not only positive outcomes for clients, but positive experiences in therapy itself.

I approach therapy on an individualized basis, tailoring you or your child’s treatment plan and session experiences by meeting you where you are, and working together toward your goals. I believe that the ultimate goal in life is love: our family, friends, community, universe, and self. I believe that through living a life most authentic to our true selves, we will always succeed.

Working with both young children as well as adults, I believe that both populations benefit greatly through the use of humor and expressive arts. With experience in behavioral therapy, I tailor the needs of my child clients to reduce problem behavior, as well as work with them in developing healthy coping skills and self-esteem. While working with adult clients, my goal as your counselor is to create a warm space and relationship with you in which you can feel best equipped to work towards your goals. Coming from a person-centered approach, I believe that we all have the innate ability to transform our lives through living true to ourselves. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, and you deserve to be the author of your own story-not anyone else.

Education, Credentials & Memberships
• Trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis & practicing RBT
• Omega Phi Alpha Alumni
• Published Author -Maurer, Trent W. and Keim, Cassidy (2018) “Teaching about prejudice with a Bogardus Social Distance Scale activity: replication and extension,” International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Vol 12: No. 1, Article 7. -Available at

More about me:
• Spent my childhood in the South Pacific
• I’m a part-time Yogi, true crime and memoir enthusiast, and iced coffee fiend
• I’m glued at the hip to my dog

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!