My Approach to Helping
Understanding and awareness are the keys to personal growth. I am passionate about helping people overcome self-doubt and life stressors in order to live a happy and healthy life. An important way to do this is through understanding how past experiences impact current problems and increase awareness about internal struggles leading to the cycle of anxiety or depression, self-doubt, and relationship stress. I provide a warm and collaborative style focused on clear communication to make the process as stress free as possible. I also think it is important to compassionately challenge you to explore how to live a more fulfilling life by overcoming strong feelings.
I see clients dealing with a wide range of difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, getting "unstuck" professionally, relationship difficulties, and managing stress. A particular area of interest is men's related issues as the types of problems or stressors often occurring with men can be as difficult to understand as they are to discuss. Short-term and long-term services are available. I also have offices in Alexandria, VA and Washington D.C. as well as evening hours available.
Overall, I use a psychodynamic approach focused on understanding how past experiences and relationships influence current difficulties and have been trained in a variety of other therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, and humanistic. I believe therapy needs be tailored to the unique needs of each person and think it is vital to do so in order to best address each client's difficulties. I do not see people as diagnoses but as unique individuals with a story to tell and different ways to deal with life's challenges.
While I am not in-network with any insurance providers, I am more than willing to assist you with the process of obtaining out of network reimbursement. Depending on your specific coverage, I would be happy to provide documentation needed to obtain reimbursement or submit claims on your behalf.
I have extensive training in conducting psychological evaluations including but not limited to cognitive testing, personality assessment, and forensic evaluations. I also have training in providing supervision to therapy trainees. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions and I wish you the best of luck in this process!