I am a psychotherapist licensed in DC, MD, and VA, specializing in working with women with anxiety and/or trauma.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Silver Spring, MD
Anxiety can look different for different people. You might have a mind that never rests, always on guard for the next thing that could go wrong. Other people experience it more in their bodies, with chronic digestive problems, headaches, or muscle tension.
Codependency is a term that gets thrown around a lot, but few people understand what it really means. The bottom line is that people who suffer from codependency depend on others’ validation to feel good about themselves. Because this dependence can be powerful, relationships and keeping others happy can feel like an addiction. A person with codependency believes “I can only be happy if you are happy with me.”
In working with trauma, I strike a delicate balance between giving my clients space to process difficult feelings while ensuring that it is not retraumatizing. You can be assured that you will set the pace of your work and I will give you tools to stay grounded if difficult feelings arise.