- Position: LMFT
- Location: 10640 Page Avenue Suite 330 Fairfax, VA 22030
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (703) 963-8690
Personal Experience & Biography
I help clients better access their own innate ability to heal and change. I integrate relational, experiential, and trauma-informed approaches in my work with teenagers, adults, couples, and families. My work, first and foremost, is collaborative. I take great care to utilize the therapeutic approaches that best respond to my client’s needs, personality, lifestyle, and background. I learned many of the approaches that I lean on most heavily today in response to what clients brought into my office. These approaches include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), IFS (Internal Family Systems), somatic psychotherapies, and in my relational work EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and The Gottman Method. I have a deep appreciation and excitement for learning new things and am currently continuing to advance my skill set by engaging in consultation towards certification in EMDR therapy and ongoing training in somatic approaches.
For those interested in learning and practicing more ways to reduce stress, process difficult emotion, and stay in the present moment I run a virtual group called “Pausing in Practice” on Thursdays at 1 p.m. I would also be happy to facilitate this as a workshop for your office or organization.
Last, but certainly not least, I believe that recognizing and owning my privilege is an important part of dismantling systemic injustice and creating an affirming therapy space for people of all identities. I am White, cis-gendered, and currently-able bodied. I also hold academic and socio- economic privilege. I work hard to know and understand the privilege I hold so that I can in turn create safer spaces and be more accountable to communities that suffer from inequity and injustice.
Virginia Tech State University –Master of Science, Human Development
Single incident and complex trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship repair and improvement, and parent coaching.
Presentations & Workshops
Pausing in Practice: How to Utilize EverydayMindfulness Techniques
Connection for Prevention: Using Relationship to Prevent Workplace
Beyond Cultural Competency: Recognizing and Responding to White
Privilege in Clinical Work