The stresses of life occasionally take such a toll on us that we need an experienced professional. I have been a mental health therapist since 1994 and specialize in trauma, loss, addiction, depression, anxiety and eating disorders. I also work with individuals who suffer from the stress-related migraines, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal issues by helping them communicate with medical professionals. I see adults, couples, and adolescents and am open to all gender/sex identities. I find a unique blend of cognitive/behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness, bibliotherapy and expressive techniques for each client. I also provide clients with community supports and resources to supplement our work together when appropriate.
I have a Certificate of Trauma Treatment from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. This enhances my skills in identifying and treating complex trauma and loss issues. I help clients focus on their strengths to address mood disorders, isolation, addiction, dissociation, pain management, and post-traumatic symptoms.
Journaling is a tool I have been perfecting for years and use often to access feeling that might not be revealed in a talking session. This can range from free-associative writing to poetry to short stories. I also use drawing, painting and collage.