Welcome to my website, which is intended to provide information about the services I provide and my therapeutic style. This may be your first time seeking therapy for yourself, your loved one or your family or you may be looking for a "good fit" and not sure what to expect. My goal is to demystify this process, provide you hope, and empower you to make changes as we walk through the process together. Please contact me if you have any additional questions about my practice or how therapy could benefit you and/or your family or simply if you want to know more about what to expect in this process. 

My Qualifications

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)-University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Social Work.
  • Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical.
  • Maryland State License # 13123.
  • NPI # 1538586045.
  • Member of National Association of Social Workers.
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor with the State of Maryland.
  • Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (Iaedp).
  • International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (Iaedp) Approved Supervisor 
Gottman Approved Member
The International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation

My Approach

I provide psychotherapy to adolescents (ages 16+) and adults. I have extensive clinical experience and training with a speciality in the treatment of Eating Disorders. My scope of practice also includes adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, body image issues, self-destructive behaviors, transitions, relationship problems, and other generalized psychological concerns. I have extensive experience working with families facing transitions and issues around impaired communication. 

I utilize an integrative approach using a variety of treatment modalities to best meet the needs of my clients. I am guided by both research and evidence based/evidence informed interventions to include but not limited to  aspects of Psychodynamic Therapy, Attachment Based Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. 

I see myself as the holder of hope for my clients as I have empathy in the face of resistance and ambivalence which is often a part of change. I see myself as a teacher as I provide psycho-education to clients around areas such as eating disorders, depression, anxiety, family systems and communication styles as well as providing supervision to licensed graduate social workers  working towards their advanced licensure and eating disorder clinicians who are earning their certified eating disorder specialist certification. Lastly, I am a learner. I welcome opportunities to learn new therapy techniques/styles through trainings and continued supervision/consultation.

In my work with adolescents struggling with eating disorder behavior I am informed by a Family Based Treatment Approach, requiring sessions to include family members.  I provide psycho-education, coaching and support to caregivers in order to help them structure home life to support recovery and also provide them confidence and hope which is often can be shattered during the course of this illness.

Treatment Process

So much of the success of therapy hinges on the comfort of the therapy relationship so getting to know one another and assessing the "fit" between us is important.  As your potential therapist, I am committed to helping you feel welcome, safe and heard. In our first session we will discuss your situation in depth, explore your strengths and needs and identify your goals for therapy. I work collaboratively with you throughout the process and provide a safe, nonjudgmental place to address the challenges you are facing.