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Welcome to My Practice

Therapy can be really difficult. It can feel messy and uncomfortable. Perhaps part of what makes it feel this way is the impression many of us hold that we should already understand all there is to know about ourselves, or, at a minimum, know which questions to ask, before starting therapy. This is not at all required. Actually, the opposite is true. Once we begin to explore together, you may be surprised by how much you are able to learn about yourself. That knowledge may be accompanied by strong emotions. Throughout, I commit to you my empathy and honesty. We'll laugh together, and cry together. We’ll navigate the complex pieces of the work together. I'll be there with you every step of the way.

My Therapeutic Approach

I am a psychodynamically-trained therapist. If you research that theoretical orientation, you will read various explanations. The American Psychological Association says psychodynamic psychotherapy focuses on the psychological roots of our emotions. Its hallmarks are self-reflection and self-examination and the consideration of the relationship between therapist and patient as a window into relationship patterns in the patient’s life.

As a therapist practicing psychodynamic therapy, I also believe foremost that our best work together can be accomplished by creating and sustaining a unique space where you can feel safe, nurtured, validated, and understood. This will be a space where you can be who you need and want to be; a place where you can be your most authentic self. Choosing to prioritize yourself can feel very unfamiliar and scary. It can also feel so empowering. It will be my intention to be curious and supportive, and you will be encouraged to share your thoughts and feelings openly, confident that I will neither judge nor reject you.  

By fostering trust, respectfully challenging you, and encouraging vulnerability, I hope to help you understand yourself, your relationships, and your challenges in more sophisticated and nuanced ways. We can work together to develop an enhanced understanding of your needs and learn ways to pursue them, while also helping you realize your innate abilities and strengths. Collaboratively, we may help you experience increased self-awareness, self-understanding, self-compassion, and self-acceptance. And, with this heightened insight and deeper understanding, you may be able to achieve greater life satisfaction.

Every person brings to therapy unique needs and perspectives. I tailor my approach to fit your needs, and I integrate often psychoeducation, aspects of mindfulness, and aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy to provide individualized care. 

My Background

I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual psychotherapy with young adults and adults. I also provide psychotherapy to adolescents. I began working in private practice in 2015.

I completed advanced training with a leader in Reproductive Psychology to develop further knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of this vital area of expertise. I also completed advanced training with Postpartum Support International (PSI). PSI is the leading organization promoting awareness, prevention, and treatment of mental health concerns related to the perinatal period.

Weekly, I attend Virtual Rounds at the Center for Women's Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital.

I earned my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University, during which time I developed my particular interest in supporting emerging adults through life transitions. In furtherance of this, I chose to work at the GW University's Center Clinic and at the counseling centers of George Mason University and the University of the District of Columbia. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the APA-accredited Stony Brook University Counseling and Psychological Services, in New York, where I provided individual, group, and couples psychotherapy, as well as crisis intervention, to undergraduate and graduate students. I also conducted mandated assessments of students who exhibited behavior that was harmful to themselves or others.

​I graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Psychology. Prior to graduate school, I served as the project coordinator for a novel, NIMH-funded research study examining children’s psychological, behavioral, and physiological responses to the loss of a parent at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center.




Washington, DC | PSY1001635

Maryland | 06409

Virginia | 0810006911

PSYPACT E. Passport | Mobility Number 9794 


Reproductive Psychology: A Comprehensive Year-Long Training

Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington


Perinatal Mental Health Advanced Training

Postpartum Support International


Postpartum Support International
American Society for Reproductive Medicine


Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, George Washington University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, George Washington University
B.A., Psychology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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