Counseling focuses on your personal memories, experiences, and perceptions.
My approach to counseling includes an exploration of your personal strengths and areas of challenge. Within these areas of challenge, we’ll slow down and look at behavioral patterns that have become ingrained over time. In doing so we’ll find out what’s happening underneath those behaviors. By discovering where these patterns originated we will be able to explore new ways of approaching tension and conflict, examine the experiences, systems, and relationships that have brought you to where you are now and discuss your goals for the future.
Throughout the week, I provide therapy for individuals (age 14 and older) from my office located in Towson, Maryland. I encourage clients to arrive a few minutes before our session and grab a cup of coffee or tea in our waiting area before we begin.
A job change. Divorce. A new baby. Relocation. Death. A new relationship. These transitions send our life story in a new and often unexpected direction. While change can feel uncomfortable, it also opens us up to new opportunities for growth.
I partner with individuals as they journey through times of change. I work with them to process these new chapters and together we take a closer look at the experience of the past, reality of the present, and hope for the future.
Throughout life it is both appropriate and necessary to experience fear and sadness. However, when these powerful emotions never seem to lift, the experience can become a roadblock in our lives. When working with clients who feel overly anxious and/or depressed my approach combines interventions from Internal Family Systems Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance-Change Therapy in an effort to increase understanding and healthy coping.
As a counselor, member of Postpartum Support International, and mother, I am excited by the amount of research that is currently being dedicated to better understanding and treating Postpartum Depression (PPD) and Postpartum Anxiety (PPA.) I hold a certificate in Postpartum Maternal Mental Health and work with women who are considering pregnancy/adoption, pregnant women, women who have recently given birth, and women who gave birth years ago as they navigate the landscape in this new stage of life.
Appointments can be made by phone, email or by visiting my contact page. If possible, please print and complete the forms in New Client Forms before our first session, and visit my Fees and Insurance page.