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I am a psychotherapist in private practice licensed in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.
I specialize in grief and loss, as well as couples and family therapy. My personal experiences of grief opened my eyes to grief’s pain and complexity, but also allowed me to see that it could be navigated. What I learned made me want to help others. My education, training, and experience have provided me with the necessary tools to help guide individuals and couples through the grieving process.
While employed at a local hospice as the grief counselor for the inpatient unit, I pursued my certification in Thanatology through The Association for Death Education and Counseling. In addition, I have completed both Level I and Level II of Complicated Grief Therapy training through the Columbia School of Social Work in NYC, and I am a certified Compassionate Bereavement Care provider through the MISS Foundation (Mothers in Sympathy and Support). I also have my Grief Educator Certification, a comprehensive grief training program led by renowned grief expert, David Kessler.
After completing my Master of Arts in Counseling at The George Washington University, I completed a two-year advanced training program in couples and family therapy at The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis.
My work with clients experiencing loss has addressed a range of situations and challenges. I work with people who separated or divorced, relocated or lost a job, retired, experienced trauma, or received a diagnosis of illness for themselves or a loved one. Such life events and transitions can cause feelings of loss—of relationship, of family unit, of culture, identity, or health—and can be addressed through therapy.
Before entering private practice, I worked at the Women’s Center in Washington, DC, where I provided outpatient therapy to individuals and couples; served as the grief counselor for the inpatient unit at Community Hospice of Washington; facilitated therapy groups and conducted individual therapy at The George Washington University Hospital Psychiatric Unit; and, was the educational coordinator for adults at The DC Rape Crisis Center, where I organized Take Back the Night, a community event that raises awareness of and denounces sexual assault and domestic violence.
- Master of Arts in Counseling from The George Washington University
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The George Washington University
- Complicated Grief Therapy training Level I and II. Columbia School of Social Work, NYC
- Two-year advanced training in contemporary psychoanalytic couples and family program. The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis
- Two-year advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy program. The Washington School of Psychiatry
- Two-year advanced training in group therapy. The Washington School of Psychiatry
- National Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Thanatology, The Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
- Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider, MISS Foundation
- Distance Credentialed Counselor
- Certified Grief Educator (David Kessler)
- Former Chair of the Board of Directors for the Washington School of Psychiatry and Founder of the couples program
- Member of the Ambassador’s Council for N Street Village
- Member of the President’s Council for Higher Achievement Program
- American Counseling Association
- National Board for Certified Counselors
- The Washington School of Psychiatry
- The Association for Death Education and Counseling