I am incredibly passionate about helping individuals heal and grow by providing high-quality counseling, coaching and consulting services. Whether you are pursuing counseling or coaching, I truly believe these services are powerful tools for healing, growth, change and self-acceptance. I value the courage it takes to seek out help and I am committed to developing strong, warm and encouraging relationships with my clients. I strive to make counseling and coaching experiences rewarding, individualized, and fun through life’s bumpy moments and inevitable challenges.
Experience and Education
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) in the state of Maryland and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors. I obtained a Master of Science degree in Clinical Community Counseling/Mental Health Psychology from Johns Hopkins University. I hold a B.S. degree in Family Science from the University of Maryland. I started my private practice in 2011. Previously, I provided psychotherapy and mental healthcare services for clients of all ages at Vesta, Inc., an outpatient mental health clinic located in Silver Spring, Maryland.
I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I have also completed significant training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
I am a relationship expert and writer for DatingAdvice.com and eHarmony Advice. I have been interviewed, featured, and quoted in a variety of media outlets, online publications, podcasts and radio shows. My writing has also been featured on numerous websites. Click here to view press information and access links.
I co-authored an Amazon International Best Selling book, Sexy Secrets to a Juicy Love Life (March 2014), with other nationally recognized relationship and love experts, psychotherapists, psychologists, life coaches, dating coaches, and matchmakers.
More about me…
I am happily married and live in Montgomery County, Maryland with my husband, daughter, and adorable pup.
My belief is that I cannot help my clients unless I continue to do my own personal work, have a healthy support system and make time for growing, learning, reflection, and self-care on a daily basis. Being a mother and spending quality time with my family and friends, as well as art, Zumba, running, reading, gratitude practices, and healthy eating, enrich my life and keep me energized, happy and balanced.