You are a unique individual who does have strengths. Right now it may be hard for you to recognize those strengths. It could be that you need a little extra help to deal with some recent shifts in your relationship. Maybe you just started a new school and you are feeling terrified. Perhaps you just need someone to talk to.
The adolescents and young adults I work with find confidence talking things out in session and learning new and different ways to cope. In therapy, clients learn to use the tools needed to reframe distressing situations. I teach mindfulness techniques including yoga poses, meditation and other activities that can bring you or your child back to “the here and now”. Incorporating mindfulness into a daily routine can improve distress tolerance, increase concentration and decrease anxiety.
I am a licensed social worker (LCSW-C) with the state of Maryland. I received my master’s degree in Social Work specialization in Mental Health and Substance Abuse from the University of Maryland. I have worked children, teens, and adults in inpatient psychiatric care and the outpatient therapy setting. I have experience working with adults in substance abuse treatment and in outpatient therapy. I am also a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and received my training in Hatha yoga with a focus on Vinyasa flow from The Yoga Fusion Studio in Chevy Chase, Maryland. I have been trained in trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Who do I work with?
I primarily work with adolescents and young women dealing with life transitions. I truly enjoy the work I do with tween girls who are struggling with social anxiety and low self-esteem. Additionally, I love helping women in their twenties or recent college grads who feel stuck.
The clients in my practice are often struggling with mental health concerns like mood disorders *including but not limited to bipolar disorder and depression, anxiety, and unhealthy coping patterns.
I will see children as young as 8 struggling with changes in behavior, anxiety and other mental health concerns.
There is hope! Call today for a free phone consultation.