Clients and friends describe me as a warm, friendly, personable woman who has a good sense of humor. They say I relate well with people and have a way of putting people at ease. I am honest and tend to be both direct and supportive in addressing client issues.
I received my Masters of Social Work degree from Catholic University in Washington DC with a concentration in individual psychodynamic psychotherapy. I did my undergraduate work at Brown University. Before going into private practice, I worked in a variety of settings and with a large diversity of people. My experiences include working with children and families in a community mental health agency, counseling victims of domestic violence in an agency setting, attending to patients in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, and working with foster children and their families. I continue my education with courses through the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center as well as seminars on adolescents, parenting, co-parenting after divorce, grief work and anxiety and depression.
In addition to my practice, I volunteer as a support group facilitator at the Dougy Center, supporting children and their families in their grief. I am also on the steering committee of the Returning Veterans Resource Project NW. RVRPNW is a directory of politically unaffiliated therapists who offer free and confidential counseling to veterans and their families of past and current Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.
I currently specialize in working with individuals who experience difficulties in their family relationships.