I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private therapy practice in Frederick, Maryland.
Philosophy: I am passionate about therapy and feel honored to be a part of such an important and powerful process. I believe that there is power and potential in all of us for inner healing and growth. My approach to therapy is a collaborative one. I believe that the relationship between the therapist and the individual provides a supportive, confidential, and safe environment in which change and healing can occur.
Special Interests: I enjoy working with people who want to live a more fulfilled life and have more meaningful relationships. My areas of special interest include relationship concerns/patterns, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem, body image, gay and lesbian issues, post partum depression and adjustment to parenthood, life transition, as well as personal growth and empowerment. I provide individual, couples, and group therapy.
Credentials: I hold a Master's degree in clinical social work specializing in mental health from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, and am licensed by the state of Maryland. I am proud of my background in Social Work, which has given me the opportunity to work at both the individual and the community level.
Experience: My experience includes a broad range of therapeutic relationships, including: individuals and groups, adults, adolescents, and children in community mental health, addictions, and group practice settings. I have been in private practice for almost 10 years. Being a therapist is more of a calling then it is a profession and for me it is what I have wanted to do since I was a child. My work with children, families, and the community within the Baltimore City school system provided a unique perspective on social issues, as has my experience counseling women facing unplanned pregnancies and other difficult family planning decisions.