Hi and welcome to my website.

I am a psychotherapist who works with adults, children, families, adolescents and couples. My private practice is in Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. and Chevy Chase, MD. My training and experience allow me to assist clients who need help with current crisis situations and healing from painful childhood experiences. I help individuals learn skills to improve their quality of contact in relationships and to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

My job is to provide a safe and caring environment for you while you let go of pain and seek healing and meaning for your life. I have a diverse training which has given me many tools to help individuals and/or families in trouble and crisis. I believe it is critical for a psychotherapist to train broadly, so that he or she can be big enough to help each unique individual in their specific, complex, hurtful, often confusing and frequently stressful relationships or personal problems.

The following are some of the specialized treatment methods that I use:
Somatic Experiencing
Gestalt Psychotherapy
Child Developmental Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Solution-Focused Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Imago & Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy
Formative/Body Psychotherapy
Savannah Family Approach
Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

I work with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples on:
Intimacy and friendship
Emotional and behavioral problems
Anxiety, phobias, and shyness
Depression, grief, and loss
Physiological symptoms from trauma
Childhood trauma/abuse
Marriage/premarital issues
Parenting skills
Singles wanting a mate
Self-esteem and personal growth
Achieving peak performance