Therapy with me: I am a therapist that believes in creating a safe space for clients, free of judgment and criticism.
My impacting identities/roles that inform my work: I have always identified as a citizen of the world, as I have traveled to many countries and lived in 2 different ones, as well as living in many states in the U.S., including CA, CO, MA and MD. I strive to be extremely open minded and non-judgemental.
I feel informed and knowledgeable about: working with women and the many struggles and challenges they are facing, including postpartum issues, new mommy struggles, relationship and career issues, trauma and grief.
I work best with clients who: Are curious and ready to explore how to create positive changes in their lives. Also, clients who are interested in learning about mindfulness, meditation and self care.
I am not a good clinical fit for clients who: Don’t believe in mindfulness and don’t feel it’s helpful to look at or unpack some of their past struggles, so that they can start to heal and move forward.
What makes me unique: I am a registered yoga teacher and have been teaching yoga for over 20 years. I also have a Certification as a Holistic Health Educator.
I have just completed an intensive course on becoming a Guided Meditation Facilitator through The Guided Meditation Framework with Heather Hayward. I have loved this course and have been incorporating guided meditation into some sessions with clients.
Fun Facts/Resilience Building: What resources me to build resilience is practicing and teaching yoga, mindfulness and meditation.
I have a Masters degree in Social Work from The University of Maryland, School of Social Work and am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Clinical Supervisor for Licensed Masters Social Workers
Registered Yoga teacher through Integrative Yoga Therapy
Holistic Health Educator through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition