I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor licensed in Washington, DC. Through my experience and training, I have developed specializations in grief and loss, trauma, and couples and family work. During my years with a local hospice as the grief counselor for the inpatient unit, I pursued my certification in Thanatology (the study of death education) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling. I am also a certified Compassionate Bereavement Care provider through the MISS Foundation. My work includes helping individuals and couples who have experienced traumatic loss—death of a child, sudden death, suicide and homicide. My clients also include those who struggle through normal grief reactions associated with the death of a loved one, as well as those dealing with complicated grief reactions.
My work with clients experiencing loss comes in many forms. I work with people who have separated or divorced, have blended families, have relocated, have lost a job, have retired, have experienced trauma, or have received a diagnosis of illness for themselves or a loved one. Such life events and transitions can cause feelings of loss. Learn more about me.
Dedicated to developing successful relationships with the individuals and couples I work with, I provide a safe, supportive and trustful environment that fosters personal growth. My therapy style is collaborative, warm and interactive. I use a blend of therapeutic approaches with an emphasis on psychodynamic theory. The process begins by listening to and discussing your desire for healing and change.
I have worked with clients who have faced issues that include:
- Death of a loved one
- Adjustment to illness for patients and caregivers
- Relationship and intimacy issues
- Life transitions
- Anxiety and depression
- Low self-esteem
- Bi-cultural issues