Therapy is a powerful resource that is both underutilized and misunderstood in our culture, and I am passionate about helping people take the often anxiety-provoking step of seeking assistance. It is unfortunate that our society often sends people the implicit message that they need to figure things out on their own, and that to not do so is somehow a personal failing. This message goes against a basic truth that we as humans were never meant to try and thrive on our own; we all need help at times to pull through life’s challenges.

In order to both help demystify and destigmatize therapy, I have created a website, Therapy Clarity, to help people better understand how therapy works and how it can help them. I have also included articles on topics that I believe could be helpful to those seeking assistance, such as on the role of medication in treatment and how insurance works. If you are feeling ambivalent about therapy, or are simply the type of person who is curious about how things work and likes to have information at your disposal, I hope you will check it out.

 

Education

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the District of Columbia with nearly a decade of clinical experience helping people lead more fulfilling lives. Throughout my education I have received rigorous training in a variety of treatment approaches, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and acceptance and commitment therapies. I draw on each of these modalities to create treatment plans that are personalized to best meet the needs of each person I work with. I received my M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Mason University. After receiving my doctorate I completed a Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship at The George Washington University Counseling Center. I believe in lifelong learning and actively seek out continuing education trainings and experiences through professional organizations such as the American Academy of Psychotherapists, the Washington School of Psychiatry, and the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society (MAGPS). I am a member of MAGPS as well as the Washington School of Psychiatry.