My primary approach to therapy is rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, otherwise known as ACT. ACT is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that focuses on understanding your inner experiences, paying attention to the present, and connecting you with your values or what you find most important in life. I have found that ACT most resonates with my personal style as a therapist because it is insight-oriented and experiential, meaning that we spend time building a collective understanding of who you are and what you are going through so we can create strategies to help you live a rich and meaningful life.
My goal as your therapist is to create an environment in which you feel heard and respected. I approach sessions from a stance of nonjudgment and authenticity in order to make our work together effective. I am also an active therapist, which means that I view our therapeutic relationship as one where I engage with you by asking questions and providing reflections.
I have had experiences working with adults who have a broad range of clinical concerns, such as chronic illness, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, relationship/interpersonal distress, and adjustment difficulties. I have worked with clients who have diverse identities and needs, and I am always mindful of how our cultures and backgrounds shape our experiences inside and outside of therapy.
I graduated from the College of William & Mary where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. I am currently a third-year doctoral student at American University’s clinical psychology PhD program, where I have had experience implementing CBT with adults. I have also conducted CBT and ACT with clients who have complex physical and mental health concerns through my recent clinical rotation at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Health Psychology Clinic.
- Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
- Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
Individual Psychotherapy, 50 minutes – $ 150
Sliding Fee Scale Available