My clients are able to meet their therapeutic goals because together, we develop a trusted therapeutic relationship, set concrete therapeutic goals, and develop a treatment plan to promote measurable progress and change. I specialize in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, OCD and PTSD within the context of relational trauma; family-of-origin issues; self-esteem; transitions and adjustments; anger/irritability; pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum experiences; relationship difficulties; codependency; workplace or school/academic stress and emotion regulation concerns.
I work with both children and adults. Therapy with me consists of an initial intake evaluation, a treatment planning session to define clear measurable goals followed by a combination of individual or family therapy sessions.
My approach to healing emphasizes the whole person, rather than a specific behavior, thought or emotion, always honoring the importance of the relationship between you and me. I draw upon Interpersonal Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness based treatments, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy therapy among others. Further, I help clients identify the changes they want to make and activate new behaviors with caring, understanding and honest reflection. I focus on Identifying and leveraging clients' strengths and utilizing positive reinforcement for engagement in treatment and accomplishment of goals. Therapy with me is a place and space to process fear of the unknown, difficult emotions, and determine how to meet your needs during this time. I honor each client self-protective mechanisms and the sometimes unhelpful or destructive behavior that accompanies them: fighting, fleeing, or freezing while also challenging them to make the changes they deem necessary.
I am licensed by the Maryland Board of Counselors and Therapist as a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor and received my Master of Arts in CLinical Mental Health Counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. As a clinical supervisee, I've worked in a number of clinical settings and I understand that therapy is effective yet arduous, and I work with clients to develop and maintain motivation through the process.
Adika Counseling provides in-person and teletherapy to decrease the frequency, duration and intensity of symptoms related to anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationship difficulties and more. We provide mental health therapy via teletherapy and in person in Rockville, MD.
Call (240) 428-0465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have. Please specify your desire to work with me and include the name of your insurance plan in your email.