Johns Hopkins University
Not accepting new clients or offering a waitlist at this time.
What’s therapy with me like? I focus most on sex therapy, trauma, and borderline traits, using dialectical behavioal therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACAT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
DBT & ACT are simple to understand, and have a higher focus on acceptance rather than change. Both have skills that can be practiced, and can increase confidence as individuals see how they are applying what they’ve learned.
How I’ve kept learning…I’m a national certified counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. Over the past year I have been working on increasing training on nutritions impact on mental health, and subsequently expanding my referral options for nutrition services that offer a body neutral focus. I also completed a training to increase my skillset working with those with ASD. I am also a part of an ongoing group working to increase awareness of measurement based care, and have been engaged in both trainings and advocacy around this issue.
Who do I work with? Young adults, adults, and middle age are my preference. I am good with teenagers when the specific needs fit my specialities. I prefer individuals and couples, but am fine working with families.
I feel allied/aware/part of/informed/knowledgeable about…Sex Workers (allied), LGBTQIA+ (allied), and the immigrant community (allied).
I am the best fit for a client who…May be apprehensive about therapy, but is hopeful that it can help and open to exploring.
I am not a good fit for a client who…is seeking affirmation of maladaptive patterns and behaviors.
What makes me unique? I think that my general therapist characteristics are universal: open, welcoming, empathetic. I think what is unique is the individual connections made with each client.
The Practical Stuff
What insurances do I accept? I am in network with Carefirst BCBS
Do I offer telehealth or in person sessions? During Covid, I am offering teletherapy, but I generally prefer in-person when it’s safe to do so.
The Fun Stuff
Did you know…I once spent four days backpacking and rafting in the Colombian rainforest.
Any pets? I have a cat, Aviva.
What I’ve Learned Lately
- Clinical Supervision, Training offered by: LCPC Maryland, March 25 & 26, 2021
- Clinical Supervision, LCPC Maryland, March 25 & 26, 2021
- Life Matters: Harford County Suicide Prevention Conference, Training offered by: Ashley Addiction & Harford County Office of Mental Health, May 14, 2021
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, TF-CBT Web, March July 31, 2020
- Racism and Mental Health Symposium, BHA, September 15, 2020
How to Give me A Buzz
The best way to contact me…Email is best. firstname.lastname@example.org.