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Resident in Counseling

Laken can be reached at 202-630-2027 or

Client Population
Adolescents, Adults
Alexandria, Video
Primary Approaches/Treatment Specialties
Mindfulness, Person-Centered Therapy, Attachment Theory, Trauma-Focused
Weekday, Evening
Virtual appointments until July 1st, 2021 and then a hybrid of in-office and virtual appointments

Sometimes our lives can seem complicated, distressing, or just too much. Life may have presented many challenges along the way and figuring out where to begin can discourage us from starting at all. But, you don’t have to do this alone. My belief in therapy is that we all have the capability to overcome life’s challenges and you are the expert on your own story. From this, I meet my clients where they are, bring to light their inherent strengths, accompany them on their healing journey, and empower them with the tools they need to be successful.

I work with adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, gender identity/LGBTQIA+, interpersonal/relationship conflict, family conflict, trauma, boundary issues, emotional dysregulation, low self-esteem, life transitions, and coping skills. I am dedicated to creating an environment of trust, warmth, authenticity, and non-judgement for my clients. Fundamental to my approach is tailoring therapy to meet the needs of my clients by incorporating a variety of techniques and approaches. I do this through the foundation of a collaborative, client-centered, trauma-informed approach to mindfulness, Adlerian theory, and attachment theory. I work through a holistic, multicultural lens to help clients find fulfillment and satisfaction within themselves and the communities they identify with.

Education, Credentials & Memberships
• Resident in Counseling practicing under the supervision of Katie Clark, LPC, NCC, RPT.
• Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Washington University
• Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Keene State College.
• Professional memberships include Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors (NVLPC) and    American Counseling Association (ACA)

More about me:
• I live in Alexandria with my financé and dog.
• I spend most of my free time hiking with my family, running, watching movies or reading.
• Traveling feeds my soul and I collect rocks from all the places I visit.

I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

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