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.
Step-by-step, evidence-based therapy can be effective for challenges like anxiety, panic, depression, and troublesome behavior. So can developing a toolbox to maintain 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. enhances my understanding of how mind and brain affect people's well-being. My publications include dealing with long-standing stressors, promoting international well-being, technology's pluses and minuses, and higher education.
I am not now an in-network insurance provider at this office but am happy to provide information for out-of-network reimbursement. Fees are $150 for regular sessions or $90 for follow-up visits.
A free 10-minute phone consult and Monday PM appointments are available at this office.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
Keeping your information confidential and working together in collaboration between client and therapist are important principles. Also, avoiding the questionable claims of unfounded cures. These principles go along with the other ethical principles of professional psychology.