I am independently licensed in Maryland (LCPC), Washington D.C. (LPC), and Florida (LMHC). I have been working in the mental health field since 2011 and as a therapist, I take an eclectic approach to therapy and will pull from several different approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Person Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) uses bilateral stimulation (tapping, rapid eye movements) to tap into the brain's own ability to reprocess and heal, in order to resolve both current and old traumas. When a person experiences a trauma, their brain often shuts down the "healthy" thinking and processing. This can cause feelings of being stuck and inability to process that event or trauma. EMDR has shown that it affects the brain's ability to process information, and this can help to rewire and reprocess both old and new memories or traumas.
I truly believe that it is important to emphasize the importance of the mind-body connection and overall wellness, and the importance of being mindful of your body and reactions. I find it is important to take the time to ensure that my work with each client is individualized and takes culture and preferences into account, and also takes a collaborative approach with clients, in order to tailor treatment to what works best for each individual.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Barry University in Miami, Florida. I have spent time working in many different settings, including residential programs, inpatient settings, private practice, and community mental health agencies. My areas of focus include: females ranging from teenage years through early 30s, women’s issues, trauma and PTSD, anxiety, mood disorders, depression, and difficult life adjustments and moving forward.
Fee for Initial Consultation: $200
Fee for Follow Up Sessions: $175
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Available for in-person and virtual sessions