My Approach to Helping
Counseling provides you the opportunity to improve wellness, your perspective-taking, and meaning, and empower change for you and your relationships. I will support you or your relationships coping with depression, anxiety, postpartum mental health issues, conflict, bereavement and loss, caregiving demands, sex addictioninfidelity, and life transitions. I also provide Christian faith-based counseling if requested. My style is compassionate, direct, thoughtful, and genuine.
As a Resident in Counseling at Thriving Families Counseling, working under the supervision of Megan A. Ellis (VA #0701004749), I offer both short and long-term counseling for couples, teens, and adults. I will approach you as a caring friend and collaborator helping you uncover what you may control, how the past and barriers are impacting the present, and support you to engage in the present.
In August 2016, I earned my Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling master's degree from Marymount University, in Arlington, VA. In addition to Marymount, I have sought and received additional training on intermediate-level grief therapy, couples counseling, acceptance and commitment therapy, postpartum maternal mental health, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and other important topics.