I work across the lifespan to connect with individuals seeking the transformative power of therapy, resiliency, and post-traumatic growth.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Alexandria, VA
I create a safe and healing space for each client to explore insights, develop skills, process trauma, losses, and life transitions. It is my goal to allow each client to develop a stronger relationship with themselves – strengthening self-confidence, developing coping skills, processing traumas, grieving losses, honoring a sense of inner knowing, and finding courage and clarity.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree from The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. After serving in the U.S. Army as an Adjutant General Officer, I continued my education with a second Master’s of Science in Social Service Administration (MSSA) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. As a veteran, I am intimately familiar with the challenges, lifestyle, and demands of military life, as well as the transition to civilian life.
The majority of my adult clients are women. Working with women who have experienced trauma is a specialty of mine, and I am humbled to be able to do this work. I look forward to being a partner as we walk through understanding and healing.
Mindfulness is woven throughout my practice; it is an integral part of my life and journey. I have been trained in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and MBSR for Cancer Recovery.
EMDR is an amazing resource for change and healing. I am amazed at the bi-products which come from the process of EMDR which establish strengths, resources, and an understanding of personal strengths and self-worth.
I have significant training in trauma treatment, including EMDR, trauma-sensitive yoga, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, expressive arts, sand therapy, and play therapy. I am truly humbled to witness the unique strengths of each of my clients in our work together as you share, grow, and change.