I provide affirming, nonjudgmental, and person-centered therapy to help you make positive and sustainable change in your life.
Clinical Psychologist in Alexandria, VA
I specialize in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using evidence-based therapies like Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), and Written Exposure Therapy (WET). Developed and refined over decades, these therapies are highly effective at reducing the burden of PTSD symptoms and significantly improving quality of life for people who have experienced trauma.
Cognitive-Behavioral therapy is an umbrella term that encompasses many of our most effective modern-day approaches to treating mental disorders. I received intensive training in CBT at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, where I learned evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapies to treat emotional disorders, OCD, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, insomnia, specific phobias, and panic disorder.
As a gay man, I take pride in working with the LGBTQ+ community and providing care that affirms both gender and sexuality. I have helped clients navigate the challenges of coming out, becoming their most authentic selves, and building relationships that reflect their values and prioritize their needs. I have also worked with clients who struggle with sex, intimacy, esteem, and self-worth in a world that so often treats our community like a burden instead of the treasure it is.
Treating PTSD among military veterans has been the focus of my clinical work for several years and I have developed an expertise in providing evidence-based therapies for PTSD. I specialize in the assessment and treatment of PTSD related to combat or being in war zones, sexual assault and violation, physical assault, violent crime, natural disasters, severe accidents, and trauma based in race, gender, or sexuality.