Mandy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C). She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from James Madison University with a minor in Family Studies, and her Master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a clinical concentration.
Mandy has a wide range of experience working with children, families, and adults. She worked in the special education setting for over five years providing therapeutic treatment to children with an array of diagnoses (Autism, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD,etc.), along with family case management. She has also worked in residential and inpatient settings, providing therapeutic treatment and crisis management services to high risk adolescents. A specialist in children and family therapy, Mandy focuses on assisting children with identifying and expressing emotions, self regulation, mindfulness, behavior management, coping skills, and social thinking. Utilizing strategies from play and art based therapy helps her accomplish individually determined goals in these areas. Additionally, she is passionate about working with individuals of all ages who are struggling with anxiety and mood disorders.
She utilizes a person-centered approach, as well as techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to explore the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. As a Registered Yoga Teacher, incorporating mindfulness and yoga techniques to promote a feeling of connection, awareness, and balance between the mind and body has become an integral part of her efforts. In sessions, Mandy will bring empathy and kindness to create a safe and welcoming environment where clients can explore and grow. Her hope is to empower others to reach their healthiest mindset and full potential.