I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maryland and California for over 10 years working with individuals with Mood Disorders, PTSD, relationship issues, substance abuse, Anxiety and Adjustment concerns, as well as with people dealing with the effects of racism. My treatment modality is mostly talk therapy with an Existential emphasis, Solution Focused Therapy, and CBT as well as Behavioral interventions for children and adolescents. Research and keeping up with the knowledge base is of utmost importance to me and my treatments are evidenced based.
My first task as a therapist is building a respectful, safe and positive therapeutic environment where you will feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and emotions. Once this therapeutic relationship is established the problem solving and coping skills will be developed leading to stronger emotional health. Dialog and treatment plans are tailored to meet your unique and specific needs.
Mrs. Michelle Obama once said ‘…we are our children’s first and best role models’. I totally agree: my therapy/counseling mantra is ‘talk is truly cheap’ when raising children to be good citizens that feel good about themselves. Children learn by models, guidance and mastery.