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Credentials

Licensed Professional Counselor

Client Population
Adolescent, Adults, Couples
Location
Falls Church, Video
Primary Approaches/Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Existential Therapy

 
Rates Starting At:
$185
Availability
Weekend, Evening

I decided to go into the field of counseling 16 years ago because I have a keen curiosity for people, what makes them tick, how to engage them, and how to find ways to make them self-fulfilled and happy. I care about helping people find the positive change they need to bring themselves to a greater awareness and the life fulfillment they seek and deserve. As my experience in the field approaches two decades, I work collaboratively with clients, helping them to explore emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, and to face life’s challenges in ways that bring them greater self-acceptance, clarity, and deserved happiness.

Drawing from vast life experience and my education in community mental health, I counsel with individuals and couples to improve feelings of anxiety, depression or loss, communication, relationships with food, job or career circumstances, and conflicts that involve multicultural differences. I have a keen interest in helping clients work through significant life transitions. Examples of this often include relationship struggles, losing a loved one, career shifts, the move to a new city, aging into a new decade, changing a destructive habit, or simply finding purpose where there seemingly is none.

My approach draws primarily from three theoretical areas: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – solving current problems and modifying unhelpful thinking and behavior patterns; Narrative Therapy – identifying our values and the skills, providing knowledge of our ability to live these values so we can effectively confront current and future problems; and Existential Therapy – exploring difficulties from a philosophical perspective, focusing on the human condition as a whole, highlighting our capacities and abilities, taking responsibility for our successes, and finding our eventual purpose.

Education, Credentials & Memberships
● Masters (MA) in Community Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University
● Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
● National Certified Counselor (NCC)
● American Counseling Association (ACA) Member
● Annual Alumni-Faculty Interviewer at Marymount University for Incoming Community Mental Health Counseling Students (since 2008)
● Masters (MA), Community Mental Health Counseling – Marymount University
● Bachelors (BA), History – Duke University

More about me:
I grew up with American parents in South East Asia, received my undergraduate education while playing varsity tennis at Duke University, and worked in Corporate America for a decade, all prior to obtaining my MA in Community/Mental Health Counseling, my true passion, from Marymount University.

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!