I have been providing counseling services in Loudoun County since 2000. My office is located in beautiful historic downtown Leesburg, Virginia, where I provide therapy for adults and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD or relationship issues. My undergraduate degree was a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from James Madison University followed by a Masters in Social Work in 1994 from Virginia Commonwealth University. I obtained my License in Clinical Social Work in 1998. During my master's degree program, I worked at Dominion Hospital, an inpatient facility for the treatment of mental health issues. After graduating from VCU, I worked as a Hospice Social Worker, supporting patients and families who were facing end of life issues.
I strive to enhance my skills and knowledge through Continuing Education, with a focus on the most current treatment options and best therapeutic practices. Below is a summary of my trainings.
Post Graduate Education:
2019 Bessel van de Kolk: How the Body Keeps the Schore
2018 Certificate of Completion: Palouse Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program
2016 Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauman Level 3: Janina Fischer
2015 EMDR 3 Day Intensive Training: Linda Curran
2015 Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma Level 2: Janina Fischer
2015 Yoga Teacher Training: Level 200
2014 Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma Level 1: Janina Fischer
2014 Sensorymotor Psychotherapy Institute: Level I: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses
2013 Life Force Yoga for Depression/Anxiety, Cert. Program, Amy Weintraub
2013 Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Core Skills Advanced Training Intensive
2012 Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Externship
2012 Internal Attachment Disorder: Janina Fischer
2010 New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment: Bessel van der Kolk, MD
2010 Zen, Mindfulness, and Therapy, Cape Cod Institute
2010 The Power of Mindfulness, Ronald Siegel
2007 Trauma Certification Program, University of Maryland
2001 Relationship Enhancement Training, Nat’l Institute of Relationship Enhancement
1996 Gestalt Therapy Training, Rudy Bauer, Washington, D.C.
1990 The Art of Pastoral Care, Pastoral Care and Consultation Centers