I am an independently licensed clinical social worker. I graduated from the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. I started out providing intensive treatment to adults with both developmental disability as well as severe and persistent mental illness. I then began to supervise our family preservation teams, providing assessment and clinical supervision to families at risk of abuse, neglect and disruption. I am now a clinical director, providing assessment and oversight of treatment to individuals with conduct, mood, and mental health disorders. I see a small caseload of my own while providing clinical guidance to other practitioners.
I focus on working with the client to develop their desired goals for treatment, while providing a solution focused plan to address their symptoms. I believe it is important to utilize evidence based practices and assessment to target a decrease in symptoms and meet goals for one's mental, emotional and behavioral health. I have significant experience working with individuals to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression and anger. I have also treated many individuals managing the challenges of personality disorders. Finally, I have a great amount of experience working with caregivers to decrease strain and address family conflict.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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