I'm a Baltimore-based AASECT certified sex therapist passionate about working with individuals & couples. Accepting new clients in July.
Counselor in Baltimore, MD
Coupleship… This is the word that we like to use to describe the shared meaning, the shared experiences, and the shared values that hold two people together. Couples therapy can help modern couples stay connected and committed. Our clinicians utilize the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (Susan), the Gottman Method (Noelle & Brittany) and Prepare-Enrich (Noelle) in order to provide your relationship with additional support, insight and growth.
This unique approach helps you release the psychological blocks that keep you from being your most connected, creative, actualized self. You may have heard “eyes are windows to the soul” before. As it turns out, there’s medical research that proves that this old phrase is true. As the creator of this Brainspotting, Dr. David Grand, says, “where you look affects how you feel.” Brainspotting helps track points in your visual field that reveal unprocessed trauma in the brain.
I embrace working with couples of all sexual orientations and relationship structures. I firmly value and affirm the unique differences that exist within relationships. I am affirming of kink, consensual non-monogamy, polyamorous, neurodiverse, and LGBTQIA+ relationships.
PACT stands for Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy and it has been developed by Stan Tatkin, PsyD. Its goal is to integrate mind-body functioning and give couples the tools to create a safe, “secure-functioning” relationships. PACT has been developed thanks to exciting, cutting-edge research in three areas: Neuroscience, Attachment Theory & Human Arousal.
Brainspotting (BSP) is a powerful, focused method for treating trauma and other unresolved psychological issues. This unique approach helps you release the psychological blocks that keep you from being your most connected, creative, actualized self. Brainspotting offers deep neurological healing that talk therapy alone often cannot access. This technique gives us a way to access the subcortical brain, the place where emotional and somatic experiences are kept.
I specialize in neurodiverse couples work. Neurodiverse coupleships are comprised of one neurotypical partner and one partner with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Connection is a vital part of our lives. Regardless of the cliché stigmas that tell us to "work on ourselves before we can get into a relationship", I believe that the most growth is facilitated through our initmate relationships. I hope to assist couples in moving towards the development and maintenance of secure attachment and effective communication.
Developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin, PACT is a fusion of attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation. PACT has a reputation for effectively treating the most challenging couples. Your experience during a PACT session may differ somewhat from what you would experience in other forms of couple therapy. Contact me to learn more.
The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy; and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
As queer person, I understand the unique factors that impact our community. I am especially passionate about providing both affirming and informed care for LGBTQIA+ folx as they address concerns such as marginalization, oppression, discrimination, relational issues, dysphoria, and more.