My Approach to Helping
Heartbroken? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Betrayed? Hopeless? It's people just like you that I see every day and that I've helped to find hope, healing and clarity. It's my passion to work with both individuals and couples struggling with relationships, job/career issues, anxiety, grief, depression, addictions and spiritual issues.
My counseling style is active, engaging and collaborative, using an approach that integrates proven therapeutic concepts and techniques. My graduate degree in Counseling is from Johns Hopkins University. I am a licensed professional counselor, a nationally-certified counselor and an approved supervisor. I am also a member of the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland and Int'l Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. My continuing education includes certifications in couples work, trauma and supervision.
More Info About My Practice
I provide Discernment Counseling for couples who are on the brink of ending their relationship. I am also a certified Prepare/Enrich counselor and use this helpful assessment with couples as part of therapy. For engaged couples, I offer a Premarital Counseling Package for $500 that includes 5 sessions and the Prepare/Enrich report.
If desired, I am able to integrate a Christian faith perspective with therapy.
I am an Approved Supervisor in Clinical Professional Counseling for LGPCs.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Many people, like my clients, are intelligent, successful people who are functioning quite well in most areas of their lives. Because of this they may think they should be able to resolve any challenges or issues on their own. They may believe that counseling is something only "sick" people need or that it is a sign of weakness.
However, it is my belief that it takes a certain level of emotional health to know when you need help. There is no stigma in going to a doctor when you're not feeling well physically. You go because you want to take care of yourself and get healthy to carry on with your life. The same applies in going for help when you're not feeling well emotionally. Counseling can help you get through a difficult time and even grow in surprising, empowering ways.