Thank you for visiting my page! I got my start in the field of social work in 2001 and have served many diverse causes throughout my career, including LGBTQIA+ healthcare, affordable housing, and hospital-based crisis support. I specialized in social justice while earning my master’s in social work at the University of Maryland Baltimore, and now I have over a decade of clinical experience working with individuals, families, and couples.
I started my work as a therapist by receiving extensive training in couples’ dynamics and strategies to improve intimacy. I’ve been a yoga instructor (RYT-500) since 2009 and I am passionate about understanding the many ways in which our bodies and minds connect for healing, so my focus as a therapist is somatically-based. I specialize in the processing of recent and past traumas using EMDR, with particular interests in treating phobias and working with those who’ve survived childhood abuse, neglect, or intimate partner violence.
My therapy practice is psychodynamically oriented, and I have completed postgraduate training in Attachment-Focused EMDR, the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT level 2), Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. I am also a certified EMDR therapist and Consultant-in-Training through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).