Licensed Clinical Social Worker
“My husband doesn’t understand my feelings.”
“My parents always think I’m to blame.”
“If you just listen to me, you would understand how I feel.”
“I’ve explained myself a thousand times, but no one hears me.”
“No one appreciates me.”
These are statements I often hear people say when they initially come to see me. I am dedicated to helping people change their thoughts and actions to improve their relationships. The change in thinking and actions will lead to a better life.
I use evidence-based approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I adapt techniques from CBT to help develop an outline of the areas that you would like to work on together. I am also an Imago trained therapist, which supports my approach to couples counseling. It may feel intimidating, but coming to therapy is an outlet and can create relief.
I’ve been practicing counseling for over 16 years and have helped people with anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolar disorder, poor self-esteem, and women’s issues. I specialize in working with adolescents, couples, and men’s issues.
Education, Credentials & Memberships
– I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Co-Owner of Sunstone Counseling, which has three locations, Old Town Alexandria, Mclean, and the City of Falls Church.
– I received my B.A. in Psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College and my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from West Virginia University.