Being a young person in the world today can be difficult. Thinking about your future, the state of the planet, and how you will cope can be anxiety-provoking!
Maybe you have been given a mental health diagnosis. Perhaps you are struggling to adjust to college or living on your own.
The people I work with find confidence in talking things out. With support, you can learn new and different ways to make life more manageable.
With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we can work on ways to reframe unhelpful thinking patterns. I also teach mindfulness techniques, including yoga poses, meditation, and other activities that can bring you back to “the here and now.” Incorporating mindfulness into a daily routine can improve distress tolerance, increase concentration, and decrease anxiety.
I have worked as a social worker in the mental health field since 2008, including substance abuse treatment for adults and years of inpatient hospital psychiatric care for adolescents, adults, and children.
My experience includes working with clients diagnosed with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, psychosis, chronic illness, and OCD. In addition, I have extensive experience working with clients struggling with substance abuse and those in recovery from eating disorders.
As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C), I can practice teletherapy with clients located in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Florida.
I completed the Advanced Standing Master’s Program at the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work with a specialization in mental health and a subspecialization in Substance Abuse. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at James Madison University in Virginia.
I grew up in Montgomery County and attended The Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, MD.
Who do I work with?
I work with young people looking to find new coping skills and prioritize their mental health. I genuinely enjoy helping teens and young adults struggling with anxiety disorders. Additionally, I love helping clients in their twenties or recent college grads who feel “stuck.”
I will see children as young as 13 struggling with changes in behavior, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.
Please do not hesitate to call if you need help dealing with any of the following:
- ADHD issues or time management
- Anxiety disorders
- Chronic illness
- Low self-esteem
- Mood disorders (Depression, Bipolar disorder, etc)
- Panic attacks
- Poor body image
- Struggles with identity
- Unhealthy coping skills
There is hope! Call today for a free phone consultation.