With over 26 years of experience as a psychotherapist, I have focused my practice around helping individuals and families recover from pain and trauma. In my work with eating disorders, I work collaboratively with nutritionists, psychiatrists and physicians to insure seamless care and serve as the "team captain", who will keep the treatment team informed and cohesive. I also work with individuals and their families around issues related to health, relationship issues, depression or anxiety.
In the past 10 years, I have broadened my knowledge to include more mindfulness based treatments, such as hypnosis and trauma informed care. I have a background in neuroscience, so I am always integrating the latest science into our work together.
My private practice is located in Chevy Chase, MD and is walking distance to the Friendship Heights metro.
BA with highest honors in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MS in Rehabilitation Counseling, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD in Counseling, George Washington University
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Maudsley approach or Family Based Treatment (FBT) for Eating Disorders
Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment
Course in Therapeutic Hypnosis
Supervision of new counselors
Professional Activities and Memberships
Adjunct faculty for Johns Hopkins University and the George Washington University
Present at National and local conferences on the topic of eating disorders and obesity
Published in scholarly journals
Recently published a chapter on the topic of eating disorders and self-esteem in adolescents
Available for public speaking and workshops.
License and Certification
Licensed in the District of Columbia and Maryland and am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).