My greatest passion as a therapist is to help my clients live a life of satisfaction, a life filled with meaning and joy. As an integrative and holistic therapist, I strive to create an open and caring environment. I help my clients build a strong sense of self-reliance by identifying their priorities and helping them take committed actions towards maintaining their values. I strive to work collaboratively with my clients to develop new solutions to old problems in order to live a richer and more meaningful life.
My therapeutic approach empowers adolescents, teens, and adults to transform their outlook and increase their engagement in life. I have extensive training and experience utilizing evidence based practices such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). These models of treatment are extremely effective in the management of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and substance use disorders.
I graduated from University of New Hampshire where I majored in Sociology and then earned my MSW from the Silberman School for Social Work at Hunter College. My background includes work with the Outpatient Clinic at Mount Sanai Hospital and The Aids Service Center of NYC where I ran wellness self-management and recovery groups for individuals with substance abuse disorders. Upon moving to D.C. I spent several years as a counselor in middle and high schools supporting students with specialized education plans and significant behavioral and emotional needs. My most recent work has been with the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) where I worked in the outpatient mental health program and with the Adults/Seniors group.
Greater Washington Clinical Social Work Society
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
Mid Atlantic Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science