Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Prolonged exposure (PE), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based
I approach my work with clients with a strong emphasis on the mind-body connection, without judgment and with compassion. I enjoy collaborating with clients to support them in achieving their goals of living more balanced and fulfilling lives. I also acknowledge that we do not live our lives in a vacuum and that the many intersections of identities influence and impact our lived experiences and vice versa. My goal as a clinician is to provide a safe and validating space where clients can feel seen and heard.
I recognize the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship and bring a calm and genuine demeanor to each session. I incorporate components of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, trauma-focused modalities, strengths-based and solution-focused approaches, while also understanding that therapy is not “one size fits all” and I recognize the importance of person-centered and individualized approaches aligned with an individual’s specific treatment goals.
BA - Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore
BSW - Social Work, University of Maryland Baltimore
MSW - Social Work, University of Maryland Baltimore
Outside of work, I enjoy exercising (especially weightlifting), reading, and exploring the D.C. metro area!
I always look forward to taking mindful walks with my dog a few times a day!
I prioritize Self-Care Sundays each week. I listen to my mind and body and I try to focus on what ever is needed, whether that is some type of movement (stretching or yoga), reading, listening to podcasts, tidying up, spending time with others, or snuggling up and watching a movie.
I have an amazing Shiba Inu named Cayenne! My favorite stories are ones from when she used to come with me to the office to be my "co-therapist." Each week, she would make sure to greet each of my colleagues separately and then make her rounds to greet clients.
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