Have you found yourself at a crossroads between the life you are living and the one you want to lead? You might feel confused, anxious, drained, or blocked. You're trying to tackle what's holding you back but it feels bigger than what you can manage. You want to show up as your most authentic and unique self in life, relationships, and the world, but it seems like you just can't "get there" alone.
My clinical interests include helping young adults, adults, parents, and couples manage the important emotions and relationships in their lives. I have much experience helping patients work through transitions in life, such as adjusting to college, overcoming career challenges, alleviating interpersonal struggles in relationships and marriages, and handling the joys and challenges of parenting. I have worked with patients from a wide range of backgrounds, and enjoy getting to know my patients individually, regardless of our cultural differences and similarities.
Welcome. I am glad you’re here. Finding a therapist is hard. I want to make it easy. When we feel stuck, burdened by unhealthy patterns, or are experiencing life transitions, we can feel anxious, sad, overwhelmed, and lost. You have come to the right place. Therapy is a tool, much like visiting a doctor for your physical health, that can help you get back on track. My style is warm, authentic, and non-judgmental. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment by listening closely and responding with compassion. I will give you plenty of space to share, explore, and deepen your insight.
We all have complicated personal stories that have led us to where we are in life. Your unique thoughts, fears, desires and emotions can affect the quality of your daily experiences and cause you to repeat unhealthy patterns.
Seeking relief from unpleasant feelings like sadness, irritability, anxiety, depression, anger & grief? When you struggle emotionally, small things can require greater effort. You may have feelings or reactions you can’t explain that defy your best strategies for feeling better. Perhaps you find yourself repeating patterns of behavior you’re not proud of. Or lack interest in pursuits you once enjoyed. Maybe you envision a happier, more productive life but don’t know how to get it. Therapy can help you identify and harness your strengths while adapting and altering patterns that don’t serve you well.
I look forward to working with you, or your children, in overcoming current obstacles and life challenges. In my experience in working with adults, children, and families, they have all the strengths and resources they need within themselves, and can reach their full potential within a safe, empathic therapeutic relationship.
Do you feel “stuck” in repeating patterns? Do you long for a change but can’t seem to make it happen? Or have you recently made a big transition and need help adjusting? Has trauma – either a one-time life event, or an ongoing stressful situation – stopped you from living fully? I help individuals and couples identify goals and the barriers to reaching them. With a collaborative and supportive approach you will find purpose, confidence, and belonging. My approach emphasizes self- determination and collaboration, drawing on evidence-based talk therapies and mind-body approaches like EMDR, mindfulness meditation, and yoga.
You bring a desire to create change in your life and the willingness to explore how this may be possible. I am flexible on what you pay but not on the need for you to be committed to your own growth. Struggling with feeling stuck? Finding yourself repeating old patterns? Wanting to create change in your life? Then by all means give a call.
Whether you're struggling with relationships, navigating life transitions, feeling paralyzed by depression or anxiety, or trying to overcome trauma, I'd like to help you feel less stuck and more empowered to live a healthier, more meaningful life. Clients say they appreciate my warmth, humor and collaborative style as we tackle the sometimes difficult work of therapy as a team.
Therapy offers a dedicated time for you to pause, see yourself, and remove some of the old layers of protection that no longer serve. Anxiety, depression, and relationship issues make it hard to see clearly and take the next step. It takes a lot of courage to say “I don’t want to live this way,” and get help to make a change. As your therapist, my goal is to help you create the life that you want to live by identifying areas of growth and building skills to solve the challenges that get in the way. I believe that change is possible and therapy can help.
I believe that each and every one of us has a truth, and that discussing those truths can be both a powerful and a painful experience. As a therapist, I am honored to help individuals uncover and rediscover what brings fulfillment, meaning, and connection with themselves and others.
I adamantly believe that my job as a therapist isn’t to “fix” people, or to give advice, or to tell you what to do. My job is to help you untangle, and then, put the pieces together - to meet you exactly where you are while gently encouraging your growth - and to help you unlock your own wisdom and strength. I like to describe my process as having “one foot in and one foot out.” I have “one foot in” in the sense that I am right there with you, present with your emotions, seeking to deeply understand your experiences, while also keeping “one foot out” so that I’m able to offer new perspectives and help you through your struggles.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, ACS, RPT-S
Everyone deserves a chance to become their best selves. During defining transitions, I provide a safe place for you to be who you are. Whether you are 2 years old or 85 years young, you will enjoy a transformative experience. I know DC Metro folk and am experienced in the nuanced issues they face. If you are in a proactive self-seeking stanz, I can help you discover the panacea for which your heart has always desired. Thank you for considering me to be apart of your journey. I look forward to meeting you.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, LCPC, EAS-C
The mission of OTR is to provide ethical and professional clinical services to those overcoming trauma and those struggling within their self and relationships. OTR's commitment to our patients is to empower, support, and guide them on a journey of healing and growth. Our clinicians are integrative in their treatment approaches in order to effectively meet our patients' needs. Licensed to practice in VA, DC, and MD. We do at times have a wait for new clients due to most cases being long term. Please let us know if you are public safety/first responder, or deploying or leaving for assignment soon for further intake information.
Feeling alone or like someone else wouldn't understand? I'm here to listen. Finding a therapist with whom you connect with can be hard. My approach is affirming, warm, and down to earth. I will provide a compassionate space for you to explore your story, feelings, and what ways of coping that are no longer serving you. I specialize in working with young adults, college/graduate students, and the LGBTQ+ community. I can help you explore past relational and behavioral patterns in a non-judgmental, empathic way that will help you to make intentional changes.
Whatever your reason for seeking therapy is—whether it is an addiction, depression, anxiety, body image issues, gender identity—I work to collaboratively get to the root of it to help increase insight about patterns that are playing out in your life. I have a background as a yoga practitioner and teacher so I also work to use mindfulness and meditation in sessions where appropriate. I work to individualize each therapy relationship, using psychodynamic principles, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy to guide my interventions.
Entering therapy is an empowering experience, which is most effective when working with the right therapist. I offer an accepting environment that promotes authenticity without fear of judgement. I have an inclusive, collaborative counseling style, and strive to support clients of all genders in creating value-consistent, goal-directed change. My approach varies based on what my clients bring into the room. I choose my interventions with intention and thoughtfulness-- but also value the art of spontaneity versus a "one size fits all" model. When working with me, clients can expect a combination of support, challenges, and humor.
Are anxiety, anger, alienation, sadness or confusion causing you to feel overwhelmed trapped or hopelessly thwarted in reaching your goals? Or do you feel a deep longing for change? The call to deepen your understanding of yourself, of others and your situation is often signaled by negative thoughts, painful feelings, or a work or relationship crisis. The opportunity to talk with someone who is accepting and takes a practical approach restores hope, rekindles desire, resolves conflict, and directs the flow of energy towards positive movement.
I have an extensive and unique clinical experience with more than 15 years in inpatient and outpatients settings. I have helped many individuals with assorted emotional problems, including PTSD, mood and adjustment disorders, grief, anger, ADHD, and borderline personality disorder. I also serve as a mental health consultant for childhood and early childhood programs in Fairfax where I provide play therapy for young children with emotional and behavioral problems and parents' consultations.
I focus on creating a safe and collaborative relationship. I base my work in the belief that we are affected by relationships- how we relate to others, our world, and our self. When we feel a safe connection in these areas, there seems to be more peace in the present. We may tend to feel more resilient when facing stress and change. When we feel disconnected, parts of us can feel stuck in anger, fear, criticism, or sadness. Our emotional well-being and relationships may become distressed. Therapy can be a way to navigate painful emotions, connect more deeply, and awaken qualities of confidence, creativity, and compassion.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Adams Morgan, Washington are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Adams Morgan, Washington then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Adams Morgan, Washington, or Child Psychologists in Adams Morgan, Washington.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Adams Morgan, Washington psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Adams Morgan, Washington specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.