My Approach to Helping
If you feel overly anxious or depressed, sometimes panicky, socially fearful, overly self-critical, overwhelmed by life’s stresses, too distractible--these describe just some of the problems that have been helped by Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) informed by an interpersonal approach. As a Northern-Virginia therapist, I have provided CBT to many clients. Every client should expect to have their story understood and to be coached on moving toward their goals.
Evidence-based, step-by-step therapy can be effective for challenges like anxiety, panic, depression, and troublesome behavior. So can developing a toolbox to improve mental health in addition to therapy.
More Info About My Practice
My clinical psychology PhD from George Mason U., backed by experience in neuroscience from the University of Chicago and medical and graduate school teaching at George Washington U. School of Medicine enhances my understanding of how mind and brain affect people's well-being. My publications include dealing with long-standing stressors, parenting, promoting international well-being, technology's pluses and minuses, and higher education.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
Working together in collaboration between client and therapist toward practical goals are important principles. So are providing research-based guidance and avoiding the questionable claims of unfounded cures. These principles go along with the many other ethical principles of professional psychology.