I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in individual therapy for adults and adolescents, and maintain a private practice in Arnold, Maryland. I am also former Co-Clincal Director of the holistic health and psychotherapy group practice, InnerSource, Inc in Annapolis, Maryland.
With over 17 years experience as a therapist, I am currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of people. Areas of expertise include PTSD, recent event trauma, attachment trauma, depression, anxiety, sensory-processing-sensitivity, high sensitivity, loss, grief and life transitions.
In addition to being a prominent therapist, I have presented at national conferences, universities, and to general audiences speaking on the topics of PTSD, trauma, loss and grief, mindfulness-based treatments for anxiety and depression, and run groups for the Highly-Sensitive-Person. I also practice and teach mindfulness meditation and facilitate Vision Quest and wilderness-based learning experiences. For my contributions to the field and my excellence in academics I have been elected into Who's Who and Phi Beta Kappa.
I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to your needs and preferences. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help you build on your strengths and attain the healing and personal growth you are committed to accomplishing.
I often work with a very special assistant named Blossom. Blossom is a certified therapy dog and is very helpful in setting the tone for a session. Blossom also is an expert in play therapy. With a securely fenced in yard at my office, many people bring their dogs to have a play therapy hour with Blossom.
Education: Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
License, Certifications & Awards: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, State of Maryland, #LC0872; National Board Certified Counselor #54074; Who's Who; Phi Beta Kappa; Summa Cum Laude
Professional Activities and Memberships: American Counseling Association (ACA); American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA); National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC); EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)