Welcome to my practice
I am licensed as a psychologist in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland and recognized by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. I utilize several therapeutic modalities in my practice including cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and psychodynamic techniques. My approach is always collaborative, respectful, and holistic.
I have conducted career and mental health counseling since 1995, beginning with supervised clinical training at The University of Akron, Baldwin-Wallace College, and the University of Maryland. At these institutions, I worked with a diverse range of students and presented on career and mental health issues. During my clinical internships, I supervised masters-level students who were developing their counseling skills.
For 17 years I worked at Georgetown University, consistently ranked among the top 25 universities in the United States, and served as executive director of the Georgetown University Career Education Center from September 2006 - October 2017. During this time, I coordinated all aspects of career service delivery for Georgetown's undergraduate students, including career counseling, employer development, networking events, and career fairs. I was called upon by local and national press to share perspectives on the ever-changing world of career development and job transition. I served as president of the BIG EAST Career Consortium and organized events for students from the BIG EAST schools, including networking events at Madison Square Garden.
For 10 years I maintained a private practice in Alexandria, VA where I worked with clients ranging in age from 17 to older adults. My areas of specialization include relationship concerns, career transition, pre-marital counseling, men's stress, depression, and anxiety. I utilize a number of assessments in my work including the Strong Interest & Skills Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Symptom Checklist 90, Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, California Psychological Inventory, Personality Assessment Inventory, FIRO-B, genograms, and vocational card sorts.
As a counseling psychologist, my clinical work is always informed by state of the art outcome research. I have published empirical research in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Counseling & Development, Journal of Vocational Development, and Psychology of Men and Masculinity. I created a career assessment, called the Learning Experiences Questionnaire, which has been used in published research and translated into several languages.
I serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Career Development and as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Counseling Psychology where I review research articles for these two influential scientific journals. I have given peer-reviewed psychological presentations at the American Psychological Association and the National Career Development Association conventions.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
I received my bachelor’s degree in biology from John Carroll University, and a master’s degree in psychology and doctoral degree in counseling psychology from The University of Akron. My pre-doctoral internship was with the University of Maryland Counseling Center, widely considered a pre-eminent counseling psychology training center. I am a member of the American Psychological Association, Society of Counseling Psychology, American Counseling Association, and the National Career Development Association.