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Clinical Social Worker in Silver Spring, MD
Supervised by Sara Westendorff, LCSW-C
I currently receive supervision and training from advanced clinicians who specialize in LGBTQ+ care. As a graduate intern, I received training and professional experience working at DC's major LGBTQ+ health center, Whitman Walker. In all, I work with clients struggling with identity formation, gender transition, internalized homophobia, and relationship issues.
I have experience both managing my own chronic pain and counseling others to manage theirs. My approach often focuses on holding space for one's grieving process related to pain and/or illness, with a later emphasis on building motivation and optimism to identify actionable steps for rebuilding power and agency in spite of one's condition(s).
I currently receive supervision and training from advanced clinicians who specialize in working with clients on polyamorous and ethically non-monogamous relationships. I am also personally and professionally well-versed in varied polyamorous/ENM relationship structures, as well as accompanying challenges and issues.