I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 10 years of clinical experience. I have experience and training working with adults and older adolescents, and I have a special interest in working with young adults, people navigating life transitions, and people coping with family stressors.
My previous work experience includes inpatient and outpatient behavioral health and addiction treatment settings, as well as community-based work. I have worked at an inpatient psychiatric hospital and a partial hospitalization program, where I primarily worked with adults and families experiencing crises related to depression, mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma. Most recently, I worked full-time at a residential treatment center for women with substance use disorders, where support with emotion regulation and trauma-related symptoms is a key focus of treatment.
I believe that the most important factor in therapy is the relationship we share. I will work hard to create a space where you can feel safe, heard and supported – but also challenged. I balance warmth and compassion with authenticity and a direct communication style. My approach is strengths-based, solution-focused, and goal-oriented so that we stay focused on helping you meet the objectives you’ve established for therapy.
I am in the process of getting contracted with Aetna, Anthem BCBS, and Tricare. It will likely take at least two months for the contract to be completed and until we will be able to submit claims. We believe that the insurers will backdate her contract to cover most of these two months but we aren’t sure of the exact start date. I will be charging a reduced rate of $50 per session until the contracts have been finalized. Any sessions that precede the contract start date will be at this $50 rate. Any sessions that took place after that start date will be charged at your usual contracted rate. If your copay is less than $50, then we will issue you a refund.
I offer appointments as follows:
If you would like to meet for counseling or a consultation, please fill out our new client contact form. I look forward to meeting you.