My passion, in helping people, is forming collaborative relationships that target their unique needs. I start by taking the time to understand what you are needing, what you see as the problem, and then laying out a plan with you to address the problem(s) to achieve an identified goal and outcome. I understand that not everyone has the same goal or agenda. Treating issues related to major depression, anxiety and panic disorder might be structurally different than issues you might be experiencing from a divorce, losing a job or losing someone you love. My approach integrates different techniques to maximize positive outcomes that include Cognitive Behavioral, Problem-solving, Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing and Supportive Therapy approaches. I have interest in treating adult ADHD, Major Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, situational disorders stemming from major life events, such as divorce, and in working with individuals who are in the early stages of recovery from substance use or abuse.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from USIU in San Diego, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from John F. Kennedy University in San Francisco. Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia.
Sometimes living well and feeling well just happen, and sometimes obstacles get in the way. For those times when stress, worry, depression, trauma, or a significant transition in your life has you feeling lost and overwhelmed, I offer you a safe, collaborative partnership from which to heal and rebuild. Together, we’ll explore your needs, your strengths, where you struggle, and where you shine. We’ll look at things from different perspectives to help you connect with new ways of seeing and doing things. We’ll find ways to overcome any obstacles in your path to create the well-being you’re striving for. I tend to draw from the fields of biology and neuroscience, mindfulness, attachment theory, cognitive-behavioral therapy and positive psychology. We’ll use the tools that will most effectively help you feel better, now and into the future.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, M.A. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Virginia. Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia. Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. E.Passport and Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology under the Authority of PSYPACT Commission granted.
I approach therapeutic relationships as a collaborator, working with clients to find new possibilities and solutions previously unknown when attempting to solve problems alone. I believe clients already possess everything they need to address their difficulties. My role is as a facilitator of the client’s own resources for healing and growth. My approach involves more than helping clients manage their problems. Instead it provides strategies to transform the problems and the ways clients have unsuccessfully addressed them. I enjoy working with adults, couples and adolescents (ages 16-19) for anxiety, trauma, depression and relationship conflicts. I also enjoy working with people whose idea of healing includes higher stages of development and consciousness and helping them develop wellness practices. I bring my experience in mindfulness and cognitive based therapies, EMDR, and family systems approaches to my work. My perspective is an Integral, or holistic therapy and wellness perspective. I also provide Life & Leadership Coaching for entrepreneurs, professionals and small business owners.
Ph.D. in Human Development & Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Virginia. Licensed Psychologist, Colorado. Life Coach Training with Newfield Network, Center for Leadership Maturity, and 4 Gateways Coaching.
I enjoy building a strong healing therapeutic alliance with clients as I aid them in attaining personal growth, wellness, and change. I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients and I foster self-compassion as we work toward their goals to enhance well-being. I help clients consider their problems from new perspectives and I assist them in both better understanding and healthily managing their emotions. Collaboratively we develop an action plan to reduce psychological distress, which may entail ways of coping with, approaching, problem-solving, or adapting to the issue at hand. I routinely incorporate a strengths-based, developmental, and social justice perspective into my work. My therapeutic style involves an Interpersonal Process Therapy approach to counseling along with integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Problem-Solving Therapy techniques. My areas of special interest include: romantic relationship issues, family of origin concerns, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management, sexual and gender identity concerns, problems adjusting to new stressors, diversity and multicultural issues, career counseling, and coping with medical illnesses.
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia
My starting point in therapy is always, there is no topic that cannot be discussed. I believe that all problems/issues can be addressed and improved and that therapy can be effectively utilized for enhancing decision-making and life transitions. I have a passion for working with people who are living with cancer, experiencing relationship discord (couples and families), and healing after infidelity. I believe in a holistic view and see great value in understanding and treating the whole person: mind, body and spirit.
My approach to therapy is person centered and reality theory based. I believe all behavior is meaningful. In treatment I often focus on increasing communication, exploring and utilizing strengths and resources while eliminating thoughts, feelings or behaviors that are not bringing the client where they wish to be in life. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families, including Queer, LGBT, transitioning, gender non-binary, non-conforming and gender fluid individuals.
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology, Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia. M.S. in Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology and M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College. Top Doc winner 2017 and 2018, Richmond Magazine.
My work has focused on helping people overcome issues with depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as, helping couples with process issues such as communication and conflict resolution. My goal is to help to facilitate personal growth in all stages of adult development in ways that help foster an improved sense of well-being. I am sensitive to personal and cultural values, and incorporate those values into my work.
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. M.F.A. in Writing from George Mason University. Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia.
Life is an amazing journey filled with a multitude of experiences and emotions. This journey can be filled with wonderful opportunities, hopes and dreams. However, at other times, you may find yourself struggling with overwhelming emotional pain. These times may be filled with anxiety, depression, a growing disconnect from loved ones along with other relationship challenges. My passion is meeting people where they are along their own unique journey. I strive to create a warm and safe place where we can work collaboratively to address your specific needs and goals. My treatment style uses a multi-faceted approach by incorporating various treatment modalities, including: Cognitive Behavioral, Psycho-dynamic, Humanistic Strategies, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Processing and Trauma Informed treatment. My areas of special interest include treating adults with generalized anxiety, panic disorder, depression, grief/loss, trauma/PTSD (combat/veteran and civilian), as well as disability and chronic illness issues, aging and life transition issues such as divorce, single parenting, caregiving and career changes. Over 35 years of experience in various clinical, university-level and administrative settings have laid the groundwork for my current practice. Twelve of these years were spent working within several VA Medical Centers, where I provided clinical trauma work and caregiver support for our veterans and their families. Moreover, my field of experience also includes working in hospice and home care settings, physical rehabilitation, adult and child protection, and program development/coordination. My hope is to foster a therapeutic environment where greater self-awareness, deeper insight and increased confidence will enable you to live the life you desire.
Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Virginia Commonwealth University. Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia (LCSW).