I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia with approximately 10 years of clinical experience (5 years post-license). My approach is collaborative, solution-focused, client-centered, and strength-based. While I draw on a variety of theoretical approaches, I have generally found that the therapeutic alliance is what is most important. I believe that you are the expert of your own story -- and together we can find ways to see this in a healing light or write new chapters, according to your goals. I also believe that each one of us possesses many different gifts -- whether we are consciously aware of these gifts or not. These gifts are what can help us to overcome challenges and live more meaningful lives. As we gradually discover these gifts and bring them together, therein we find magic.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Emptiness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904010105