As a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 19 years of experience, I get the most enjoyment from my work when I see people use the tools they have learned in therapy to break free from whatever has been holding them back in their lives. I feel strongly that people investing their time, money, and energy in therapy with me deserve to receive valuable, life-changing solutions. With this in mind, I rely on the therapeutic methods that have been shown to be the most effective, drawing heavily on cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and mindfulness therapies.
Though I see clients with an array of diverse issues, my specialties are in helping those with anxiety and relationship issues. Additionally, I have specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), which is recommended as the first-line treatment for insomnia.
In addition to my work at my private practice, I am active in professional organizations dedicated to promoting the field of psychology and the delivery of psychological services to the public. I hold memberships in the American Psychological Association, the Virginia Psychological Association, and the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists. I am the past Vice President of the Northern Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists, and previously served as the Academy’s Continuing Education Chairperson. Additionally, I served as a member of the Virginia Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Committee. I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1998 from George Mason University, following completion of an internship at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA.