I work with individuals and couples having a wide array of concerns. My particular areas of interest and expertise include
sexual orientation and LGBTQ issues
gender-related issues, including gender identity and expression
multicultural issues, including racial, ethnic, and cultural identity and expression
mental health implications of systemic oppression, particularly related to sexual orientation, gender, and race and ethnicity
grief and loss
mindfulness and stress management
sex and sexuality
body image and eating disorders
perinatal and postpartum adjustment, anxiety, and depression
loss during pregnancy, particularly stillbirth
coping with health issues, illness, and medical treatment
trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder
relationship dynamics and conflicts
marital difficulties, separation, divorce
adjustments related to life transitions such as moving and aging
questions of identity and purpose
Professional Experience, Qualifications, and Credentials
In addition to engaging in individual psychotherapy with adults, I provide clinical consultations and psychoeducational presentations and interviews by request. I am passionate about extending my knowledge and expertise in psychology beyond the traditional psychotherapy space to promote awareness of and discussion about mental health issues as we experience them in our everyday lives.
I have had an independent psychology practice focused solely on providing individual and couple psychotherapy since 2006. I have worked in several university counseling centers where I provided psychotherapy and a range of other psychoeducational services to undergraduate and graduate students in addition to offering clinical supervision and training to graduate students in counseling, social work, and psychology doctoral programs.
I have been continuously licensed and practicing as a psychologist since 2002. I am currently licensed as a clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and completed a one-year predoctoral internship and a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Counseling and Student Development at the University of Delaware. All of my doctoral and post-doctoral training programs are fully accredited by the American Psychological Association.