I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a focus on building strengths and recognizing how to apply those strengths, in areas of life causing distress or interruption in reaching full potential. Clients seeking therapy from this therapist should be prepared to move at their own pace, however be open to discussion and evaluation of issues. As well as the approach and thought patterns that may be inhibiting overall improved well-being and success. Prepare yourself for an open dialogue, support, and putting your best self forward in the change process. Techniques are theory based with heavy emphasis in cognitive-behavioral therapy, gestalt, strength based, motivational interviewing and solution focused. Mixture of several theories are used to form an eclectic style. The client- therapist relationship is valued/used to promote growth in the change process. Passion for people and being a part of the growth of others. Experienced in working in the following areas; relationship issues, coping with mental health symptoms, anxiety, depression, thought disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, trauma and chronic mental health conditions. Telehealth option available. I am also trained in EMDR. Licensed in Virginia and Maryland.