Resident in Counseling
Are there areas of your life that, no matter what you seem to do feel “off,” disconnected, or unfulfilled? Despite all your best efforts, do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, overburdened, and craving control? Helping clients connect with the natural ability to heal, change, and grow is the heart of my work as a counselor.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, OCD, grief and loss, past trauma, adjustment to new life changes, perfectionism, relationship difficulties, and personal development. In addition, I have a special focus for women who are struggling with family planning, infertility, miscarriage and infant loss, postpartum depression/anxiety, and adjustment to motherhood. My approach is integrative, person-centered, and incorporates Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), CBT, and DBT-based approaches as well as mindfulness and mind/body practices.
In our work together we will focus on your personal strengths and values, cultivate self-worth and self-compassion, explore behaviors and relationships, and set goals; while incorporating the wisdom and tools of the body. I specialize in providing individualized therapeutic services for adolescents (14+) and adults. Together we will make a plan that helps you take meaningful action towards a more fulfilling life. In addition to my counseling work I am a workshop facilitator and counselor educator, supporting those who look to bring more wellness into their lives.
Education, Credentials & Memberships
• Resident in Counseling, working toward my license as a Licensed Professional Counselor, supervised by Colleen McCarron, LPC #0701006825
• National Certified Counselor, NCC
• Postpartum Support VA Preferred Provider and support group leader (you’ll find me facilitating the Virginia Hospital Center support group every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month)
• American Counseling Association member
• Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors member
• Virginia Counselors Association member, past ASERVIC board member
• Mid-Atlantic Association of Contextual and Behavioral Sciences member
• Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT-200
• Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marymount University, Arlington, VA
• Bachelor’s degree in human development, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
More about me:
• I love animals of all kinds, especially my dog Buddy.
• I’ve been practicing yoga for over a decade and find something new each time I arrive on my mat.
• My favorite way to relax is with a with a good book and a comfy chair.
• Dicing and chopping vegetables is one of my top 10 stress relievers.
• I’ve been keeping journals and memory boxes for years; they’re my own personal time travel machines.