Who I Help

Counseling services for contentment and well-being

As a long time resident of the Northern Virginia area, I am well aware of the opportunities and challenges that living in our environment offers. This is one reason why I am so dedicated to offering counseling services to those living and working in the Alexandria area. I have a passion for helping my clients find a balance between work, family and self. I have experience assisting those seeking relief and healing from trauma, anxiety and depression. Through the use of research based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), I help clients address the difficulties they encounter and find greater contentment for themselves and in their relationships.


  • Depression and other Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Work/Career stress
  • Chronic pain
  • Grief and loss
  • Distressed relationships
  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Parenting challenges
  • Caring for aging parents
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sexual/Physical/Emotional Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Mid-Life transitions

Children & Families

  • Anxiety and worries
  • Childhood depression
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Developmental delays
  • Adjustment to life transitions
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Anger management
  • Gender Expansiveness
  • Attachment concerns
  • Social skills issues
  • LGBTQ experience


While I’m no longer regularly in the classroom, I enjoy speaking to groups very much. I’ve presented to parents, school faculty, business groups, human resource departments and health care providers. I enjoy spreading the word about the power of connection, compassion and well-being.

Topics I have presented on are:

  • Self-care for Caregivers
  • Play Therapy in the School Setting
  • Children and Mindfulness
  • Creative Classroom Strategies for Students who have Experienced Trauma
  • Finding Work/Life Balance
  • Journal Strategies for Self-Care
  • Talking with Children about Sexuality
  • Creating a Safe Environment for LGBTQ Youth

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