My Approach to Helping
I believe that we all consider therapy for different reasons, but when we book the appointment and then actually show up, it’s because we hold at least a tiny bit of hope that talking to a therapist might help us feel better.
I have trained as therapist for nearly 10 years and have worked with many people who have found themselves struggling to move on from or overcome feeling depressed, anxious, or stuck in their current situation. Whatever it is, I believe therapy can be a crucial step in the process of feeling like things are improving.
Everyone is capable of creating change in their lives and moving forward toward their goals. When we increase our self awareness and develop insight into our feelings and behaviors we can start to break down old patterns and begin to let go of what has been holding us back. This is where therapy can be really useful.
No matter what you are going through, I approach all of my clients with utmost respect, compassion, and non-judgmental care. My approach is collaborative and I work to make each session feel like a place where you can be yourself without the fear of judgment. I strive to create a supportive environment where we can work together to create a plan to overcome the obstacles that you are facing.
I trained at Johns Hopkins University in the WOmen's Moods Disorders Center (now The Center for Women's Reproductive Mental Health). I hold a Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Indiana #34009801A, and a Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C) in the state of Maryland #19164.
I have worked in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient clinics, treating patients with a variety of mental health concerns. While I have experience with a broad range of issues, I do have specializations in treating mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period. I have also completed training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, trauma informed care, and DBT.