Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical
After six years as a psychotherapist in a community mental health setting, I am thrilled to be joining the clinicians at GBCC. I love the work I do and believe in the transformative power of psychotherapy. With warmth, humor and honestly, I gently bring awareness to negative patterns of behaving and thinking that prevent you from living a balanced and purposeful life.
Emotional pain creates vulnerability and to begin healing, one must feel a sense of safety in the therapeutic relationship. I approach therapy by creating a warm, welcoming and non-judgmental space where you can feel safe to explore what is beneath the surface. I use an eclectic approach in my work with clients, drawing from aspects of psychodynamic, relational, attachment-based, mindfulness, and internal family systems therapies. My approach is to see you as an individual, not a member of a diagnostic category or symptom. Human beings are complicated, so therapy needs to be customized. Meaningful change takes time and work, but the results can be incredibly rewarding.
I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Social work from University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Tulane University in New Orleans. I specialize in working with adults and older adults and approach my work from the belief that personal growth and deepening our sense of meaning occurs throughout the life span. I work with those dealing with adjustments and life transitions, aging-related challenges, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, self-esteem, and relationship issues.
When we're struggling, asking for help can feel like an admission that there is something wrong with us rather than what it is. An act of courage and self-care. Our lives are ever more complicated, filled with opportunities, obstacles, and unexpected transitions. My goal is to help you navigate that journey, understand your feelings and patterns, and guide you through your past to see how it is affecting your present self and your relationships. As Carl Jung wisely said, “the privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
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