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More About Me

I've always been a compassionate and curious person. Growing up as an empath, I was the kid my friends turned to with their problems. I studied Biology and Psychology in college, because I am constantly fascinated by the connections between mind and body. Spirituality is another important aspect of identity that is important to explore if that is important to you. This connection between mind, body, and spirit, I believe is the path to healing, and becoming happy, centered, and authentic. As a therapist, I want to know what it’s like to be you. What causes you to feel depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck? What areas of your physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and/or social well-being can we work on improving? I absolutely believe we can find the best plan to match your unique needs. It's important you find a therapist who "gets you." If something I've said resonated with you, contact me, and let’s start your journey to a more fulfilling life!


My therapeutic approach

Holistic, integrative, and results-based

Holistic in order to consider the mind, body, and spirit of each unique individual. Integrative to unite all parts into your authentic self. Results-based because I want you to have a positive outcome!



The foundation for a successful outcome is a helping relationship based on unconditional positive regard. Once this foundation is established, we can focus on the choices you make, and discuss the basic questions of the human experience such as: who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose in life?

Brainspotting (BSP) is a mind-body approach that often produces rapid and effective change. BSP works by identifying, processing, and releasing core sources of emotional pain, trauma, depression, anxiety, and stress. BSP also promotes personal growth and helps to change patterns of behavior. The source and the healing is found in the brain/body itself!

Energy psychology

During an EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques or tapping) session, you tap on acupuncture points to relieve stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. See the Resources section for a brief video demonstration. Another technique is energy body clearing, based on the chakra system, that can help you dismantle old beliefs, patterns, and childhood or younger selves. These are both practices you can use on your own!


By focusing on your breath you can learn how to calm and focus your mind. This relieves stress and anxiety, and cultivates inner peace and harmony. Creating space between a trigger and your reaction gives you the strength and sovereignty to make better choices. Becoming aligned with your body will deepen the feeling of your authentic self.

Mental Health Integrative Medicine

What has worked for you in the past when faced with a similar issue? What can you do differently to make this situation better? How would your life change if this problem were completely resolved? If it's not working, what is one thing you can do differently?

How does food affect mood? Are you getting enough exercise and sleep? Is stress taking a toll on your body? The wellness of your physical body can have profound effects on your emotional and mental well-being. We can explore ways to improve diet, sleep, and physical activity so your body can be a source of strength. 

Solution-focused therapy

What has worked for you in the past when faced with a similar issue? What can you do differently to make this situation better? How would your life change if this problem were completely resolved? If it's not working, what is one thing you can do differently?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy

Our thoughts are linked to our emotions which are linked to our behaviors. Getting at the root of the maladaptive thought, and changing it, will lead to improved mood and behaviors.

Meditation by the Sea

Education and Experience

  • B.S. Biology George Mason University

  • Internship at NIH to study the brain mechanisms that cause Alzheimer's disease 

  • M.A. Ed. Counseling Wake Forest University

  • Wake Forest University-independent study about alternative counseling approaches

  • Internship at a middle school that provided therapy for students

  • Psychiatric Technician at Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute for adults with schizophrenia and/or bipolar disorder

  • Middle school counselor--Fairfax County Public Schools and Montgomery County Public Schools for 16 years 

  • High school counselor for 5 years in Montgomery County Public Schools

  • In the schools, I founded and led 2 groups whose mission was to engage Black and Latino youth in school and their community, and excel socially, emotionally, and academically

  • In 2017 I earned a Masters degree at Johns Hopkins University in Creative Writing. I've written several novels (unpublished) and many short stories

  • Other interests: being with family and friends, hiking, reading, writing, fitness, movies, traveling, and exploring new ideas 

  • For my own well-being I practice yoga, qigong, shamanic healing techniques, and lots and lots of laughter.

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