I have worked as a psychotherapist for the past twenty-five years in both community and educational counseling centers in the Baltimore area, as well as in my own private practice. I help people with depression and anxiety, loss and grief, life transitions and relationships. While I am not a certified substance abuse counselor, I do provide ancillary, supportive psychotherapy for people who are in recovery from addictive behaviors.
Therapy is an intimate collaboration between therapist and client and one that works best when there is a strong, foundation of trust. The freedom to be open and honest with another person and to be witnessed and responded to in a nonjudgmental way is paramount to finding a way to be with yourself in the same spirit. I am most passionate about helping people to develop and foster inner resilience. Working from this strength-based orientation, I believe that the challenging things that bring someone to therapy can ultimately help them develop more confidence in their abilities to cope and be opportunities to deepen and expand their knowledge and experience of “self”. My approach is primarily Insight-Oriented, with an emphasis on Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, Existentialism and the Mind/Body connection.
I am in the process of becoming certified in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). This model, developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, helps partners to be more open, attuned and responsive to each other, reshaping the emotional underpinnings of their relationship to create a more secure and lasting bond.