When starting out in the field of social work, it is important to find a supervisor who is looking to help you grow as a therapist and will meet your needs as an individual. Your supervisor should also have experience in the areas in which you want to grow. In the state of Maryland, it is also important to find someone who has been certified by the state Board of Social Work Examiners to provide clinical supervision.
The decision to pursue bariatric surgery is a brave one and should be made soberly through consultation with your primary health care provider. One of the requirements of most health insurances before approving a patient for surgery is a psychosocial assessment by a licensed mental health practitioner.
My approach to psychotherapy is warm, nonjudgmental, and strengths based with respect for who you are and your unique needs. My goal is to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be. At times, we may look at how the past informs the present and how one can move forward despite past experiences. A part of my style, is to focus on the here and now, being aware of what unfolds. I am committed to holding space for you while encouraging you to say the unsayable. I strive to create the kind of space where connection and exploration are encouraged.
I provide psychotherapy to teens and adults that combines a number of different approaches to meet the distinct needs of my clients as individuals.
I view the therapeutic relationship as an essential part of the treatment in helping clients live a more fulfilling life.