My therapeutic approach prioritizes trauma-informed practice and empowering the individual through their strengths. I create a nonjudgmental space for dialogue that is facilitated with empathy and active listening. I am passionate about getting to know the client and collaborating on ways to complete their goals by utilizing treatment modalities that will work for the individual. I integrate evidence-based techniques including Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I have experience working with adolescents and adults in residential and correctional facilities, intensive in-home therapy, mental health skill-building, and hospitalization. I have a background in nutrition (Inova Fair Oaks Hospital), medical social work (Trauma Services, Inova Fairfax), and adult education (PWC Adult Detention Center). I specialize in traumatic injury, vicarious and complex trauma, addiction, incarceration, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.