Our individual experiences play a role in shaping our personalities, how we see the world, and how we view ourselves. My goal is to help increase your self-awareness through self-exploration and world-exploration. This approach requires openmindedness, flexibility, and hard work. As a poet, I take a creative approach to nearly all I do, particularly therapy. Life is all about balance and therapy can be emotionally draining work. So I like to make therapy as fun and interesting as possible. I love working with people who are willing to learn, are open to trying new things, who want to grow and like to have fun in the process.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I have been trained in trauma-focused CBT with specialties in PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and Interpersonal Relationships. I obtained a bachelor's degree (Psychology) from UMUC and a master's degree (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) from Johns Hopkins University.
Therapy can be hard and emotionally draining work, it can feel as though things are getting worse before they get better. It is a commitment; a commitment of loving and caring for self and others; a difficult journey but one that is rewarding and freeing. As a wife of 17 years, a mother of three, and a trauma survivor I get it, as a therapist, I can help.