Depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship difficulties are some of the most common and uncomfortable feelings that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, you are able to recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. I work with adults and older adolescents presenting a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship concerns, LGBTQ issues, and personal development. My training and experience make me uniquely qualified to integrate mental health and career counseling in therapy.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection in all stages of their relationship. Couples therapy is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to strengthen your relationship.
Couples who are considering marriage or want to strengthen their commitment benefit from enhancing communication and conflict resolution skills, discussing important issues (e.g., finances, household responsibilities, intimacy, religion, career, parenting), and creating a plan to further collaboration and respect for each other.
Men who are experiencing stress and uncertainty around work, family, parenting, and intimacy benefit from collaborative and goal-directed therapy. Through our work together, you will develop insights into your strengths, aspirations, and areas for growth. This self-awareness leads you to a healthy and fulfilling life.
Making a career transition requires you to develop insights into your values, interests, personality, and skills. We do this through career assessments, interactive tools, and by "diving in" during our discussions. I provide hands-on assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interview strategies. Our goal is to identify career options and develop an action plan to help you find a meaningful career.
I have been providing evidence-based therapy to individuals and couples in the Northern Virginia and DC area since 2007. 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 served as executive director of the Georgetown University Career Center for 11 years and I am a certified federal job search trainer and federal career coach.
I specialize in the integration of mental health and career counseling, depression, anxiety, couples counseling, premarital counseling, and men's health and wellness. My practice is rooted in interpersonal process therapy, developmental, and cognitive-behavioral approaches designed to help you reach your full potential and feel fulfilled in work and relationships. We work together to enhance your self-knowledge and insights, develop strategies to manage your career, and strengthen the skills necessary to have satisfying relationships.
My promise is to help you to create a path to wellness so that you can focus on the aspects of your life that bring meaning and fulfillment. Better therapy leads to a better you.