Therapist InfoAbout Me:
I am a licensed therapist in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland with over a decade of experience. My private practice is based out of McLean, VA. While I specialize in treating complex trauma, OCD, depression, and anxiety, I work with patients from all walks of life each experiencing their own unique challenges. I pride myself on creating a safe, collaborative, and culturally sensitive therapeutic space. Outside of work I enjoy discovering new music, playing guitar, cycling, backyard birding, reading, meditation, yoga, and spending time with my family.Description of Services:
I treat patients struggling with a variety of life challenges, including those looking to integrate psychedelic experiences. Psychedelic integration often takes several forms:
- Reinforcing or cementing insights from "helpful" experiences.
- Deciding how to move forward after a psychedelic experience has revealed the need and/or desire for major life changes.
- Making sense of and healing from challenging or disturbing psychedelic experiences.
- Healing from traumatization or re-traumatization that occurs when forgotten or repressed memories are unearthed during the experience.Credentials & Certifications: Licensed Professional CounselorLicenses: Virginia: 0701008495; Washington, D.C.: PRC2000010; Maryland: LC12159
DetailsRemote Practitioner: YesPrice Range: $175+
My ProcessOverview of Experience:
My treatment approach combines the latest advances in Western neuroscience with evidence-based mindfulness practices rooted in Eastern philosophies. I primarily utilize two complementary modalities - Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). These are evidenced based and trauma-informed treatments that aim to address the root causes of psychological suffering rather than simply addressing the outlying symptoms. In practice, this means that we work collaboratively to identify protective parts that may have served you well in the past but are no longer helpful or are actively harming you (i.e. avoidance, substance use, perfectionism, self-criticism, obsessive thinking, passivity, workaholism, self-harm) and to allow these parts to step aside so that you can process and heal from underlying pain, losses, and trauma.Intake Process:
I offer free, 15 minute phone consultations to help determine if I am a good fit for your needs. In our first session together we will collaborate on clarifying goals and identifying core emotional challenges to address.