About Me

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

Additional training:

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).

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