I received my B.S. Degree in Employee Assistance Counseling in 1993 from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. I later received my Masters of Social Work (MSW) Degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. in 1997. A native of the Washington, D.C. Area, I am also a Vietnam Era Vietnam serving a total of 8 years in the U.S. Air Force. I have been licensed as a clinical social worker and therapist for more than 16 years and I have held licensure in the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.), Maryland and Ohio. And I am currently licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina.
As a Department of Defense Social Worker I provided clinical interventions and therapy as a Medical Social Worker in Pediatrics, Pediatric and Adult Oncology, Mental Health, Renal Social Work and Case Management at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital in the Washington, D.C. area. I have had extensive training through the military in child abuse and family advocacy and I held the position as the Family Advocacy Program Manager and Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Coordinator for the military and civilians at the Defense Supply Construction Center in Columbus, Ohio. I also had the God given opportunity to provide trauma intervention and therapy to victims and families affected by the “Attack on the Pentagon” on 9/11/2001. I was also blessed to provide hope and clinical intervention to the survivors of “Hurricane Katrina” who were relocated to the Washington, D.C. area. I also had a private therapy practice with the Ephesians Life Ministries in Silver Spring, Maryland where I provided therapy to children, adolescents, couples, adults and families.
I provide the following: Grief/Loss; Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Reality Based Therapy, Solution-Focused and Mindfulness Cognitive-Behavioral interventions. I am compassionate, caring and I engage everyone in 'active listening. I am not judgmental. I accept all individuals ‘where they are’ and assist them in their journey towards healing.
My favorite motto: “Those who unlock your compassion are those to whom you have been assigned.”
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #C005755 (Expires: 2019-07-31)
LISW #12716 (Expires: 2020-12-31)