I am a licensed clinical social worker/therapist licensed in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland with over 10 years of experience. I have had the opportunity to work with children and families, young adults as well as the elderly dealing with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, dealing with societal and environmental stressors while hospitalized as well as with the community. These issues often interrupt our daily lives and can feel debilitating. However, when one has a trusting therapeutic relationship with someone who cares, one can work towards a path to appropriately managing these issues and eventually freedom.
My counseling style is interactive, empathetic, and warm. It is my belief that listening is the key to success in a therapeutic relationship and every client that I am blessed to serve will feel heard. Being treated with dignity, respect and compassion are also the tenets that I abide by and will display that in every interaction and intervention. My approach combines strengths therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy and solution-focused therapy to ensure that the highest level of outcome is achieved as outlined by a treatment plan that will be tailored to your needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
DC LICSW LC50080823
MD LCSW-C 17491
Maureen was very good at listening to me and my concerns. She provided feedback and suggestions as well as encouragement to look at my situations and choose paths that would work out for my sanity.
Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Maureen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
She actually had a conversation with me and asked clarifying questions so it didn’t seem like I just had to talk about my life. She had a very warm presence.
Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
The sessions with Maureen has given me insight and my relationships with others have improved. I have been having sessions with her for over a year and have seen great improvements in my quality of life. Maureen is professional and trustworthy. She has helped me navigate friendships, resigning from my job, and international relocation. I am grateful for Maureen's expertise.
Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders
Maureen does a great job of allowing me to talk my way through various stressors with her comments it questions serving as guideposts that help me navigate my way through.
Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Maureen for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management
She is a very aware therapist. She took a session or two to ask questions. Once she figured out where I was mentally she accurately assessed the most effective tone, comparisons and verbiage to help me relate and reflect on better habits.
I am so happy to be working with her. She has helped me so much.
Written on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with Maureen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Maureen is a great listener and she offered me great advice
Written on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Maureen for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and adhd