Being a young person can be difficult in today's world. Thinking about your teen's future, the state of the world, and how your teen will cope can be anxiety-provoking!
Maybe your teen has been given a mental health diagnosis. Perhaps your young adult child is struggling to adjust to college life.
The adolescents and young adults I work with find confidence in talking things out. In therapy sessions, my clients learn new and different ways to cope.
What if your child had the tools to gain perspective 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. In addition, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) tools can help clients learn to reframe negative thinking patterns.
As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C), I am able to practice teletherapy with clients located in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. I can also do teletherapy with clients located in Florida. I have worked in the mental health field since 2008 including inpatient psychiatric care for adolescents, adults, and children. I also have extensive experience working in substance abuse treatment. I am trained in trauma-informed yoga for youth and mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Who do I work with?
I primarily work with adolescents and young people 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 clients in their twenties or recent college grads who feel "stuck."
The clients in my practice are often struggling with mental health concerns including mood disorders, like depression, anxiety disorders, and unhealthy coping patterns.
I will see children as young as 12 struggling with changes in behavior, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.
There is hope! Call today for a free phone consultation.