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 experience assisting those seeking relief and healing from trauma, anxiety and depression. As a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist and Registered Play Therapy – Supervisor (TM), I have particular interest in supporting children and their families through loss and bereavement. 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

  • Grief and loss
  • Anxiety and worries
  • Childhood depression
  • Adjustment to life transitions
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Anger management
  • Gender Expansiveness
  • Social skills issues
  • LGBTQ experience

Personal and Professional Growth

Presentations: I am available to speak to your group about the power of connection, compassion and well-being. I’ve presented to parents, school faculty, business groups, human resource departments and health care providers.

Topics I have presented on are:

  • Self-care for Caregivers
  • Play Therapy in the School Setting
  • Children and Mindfulness
  • Finding Work/Life Balance
  • Journal Strategies for Self-Care
  • Talking with Children about Sexuality

Supervision and Consultation for Counselors: I am an approved supervisor by the Virginia Board of Counseling for Resident Counselors seeking supervision of counseling hours toward licensure. Additionally, I offer collaboration for counselors seeking professional growth regarding clinical consultation or private practice matters.

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