GET TO KNOW ME
All of us develop relationship patterns early in our lives. You can think of these patterns as cloth that is woven together. Sometimes a thread becomes snagged, or out of place.
When this happens, you may find that:
You feel that you are clearly communicating what you want and need, but people don’t seem to understand you.
You get angry over minor things that did not used to bother you.
You struggle to relate to your partner or engage in the intimacy you once had.
You love your family but are not as close as you want to be.
You always pick the “wrong” person to date.
Nothing satisfies you the way it used to.
Sometimes when one thread becomes loose, others do too, and we lose our sense of equilibrium.
Together, we will identify the patterns that you have created and explore how they developed. We will see how coping mechanisms that have worked well for you in the past may need to be supplemented or modified. As we do this work, you will begin to see changes in your relationships. At times it may be challenging, but the benefits in terms of your happiness and satisfaction with your life will be tangible.
LET'S JOURNEY TOGETHER
I often think of therapy as a road trip we are on together. You are the driver and I am the navigator helping you get to the place you want to be. In this safe space, you can share your feelings, wants, fears and experiences without the need to put on a brave face or worry about pleasing others. We will explore how you got to this place in your life, your strengths and what you would like to change. Together, we will re-weave the pieces of your life that work well with new threads to get you to a destination where you feel more content and fulfilled.
I meet with individuals and couples once or twice a week to help improve relationships so that you can live a less stressful, more satisfying life. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to move forward in their life and make the small changes that can bring life-altering results.
We can work on:
Grief and Loss
Ultimately, the benefit you receive from therapy is directly related to the connection you experience with your therapist, and the safety you feel with her.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
I received a Doctorate of Psychology from The George Washington University and completed my undergraduate studies at Swarthmore College. Before becoming a psychotherapist, I practiced law for over 20 years and earned my J.D. at the University of Virginia. I am a graduate of The National Group Psychotherapy Institute, Washington School of Psychiatry. My training was completed at the University of Illinois- Chicago Counseling Center, Howard University Counseling Center, and community mental health clinics in the DC area.
I am licensed as a clinical psychologist in Virgina and under PsyPact.