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 teen 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 disorders, and unhealthy coping patterns.
I will see children as young as 10 struggling with changes in behavior, anxiety and other mental health concerns.
There is hope! Call today for a free phone consultation.