I have personally experienced how a sense of community can help in various situations. Feeling as if one belongs and can relate to one another, can help through difficult transitions. I have witnessed that lack of sufficient communication can disrupt and hinder any relationship; and therefore communication is key to successful interpersonal relationships.
After completing initial paperwork, the first session would entail gaining some background history and developing a treatment plan together.
My personality of being a very organized, loyal and caring individual helps guide my approach in therapy in regards to helping develop a treatment plan with specific goals to work on while having someone there to help guide you and knowing that you are not alone.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Race & Cultural Identity
Challenges around race and cultural identity vary enormously, including issues related to discrimination, racism, and intergenerational trauma.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
Mood disorder is a broad term used to include the different types of depressive and bipolar disorders, all of which affect mood. With a mood disorder, your moods may range from extremely low to extremely high or irritable.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by persistent instability in relationships, extreme emotional reactions, and chronic fear of abandonment. People with this may also tend to be moody, experiencing a lot of high highs and low lows.
Engaging repeatedly in excessive behavior despite harmful consequences. People experiencing compulsion often feel unable to control behavior, which can interfere with daily life and relationships. Not uncommon for them to also experience anxiety and depression.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
VA, LPC, 0701006445
PsyD., Clinical Psychology, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
M.S., Counseling Psychology, Loyola University of Maryland
I have experience working with various populations, but in particular working with families going through difficult transitions such as marital concerns, custody disputes, separations and/or divorce. These transitions can entail needing conflict resolutions, trauma specialist and/or anger management while not only working on oneself but working on better relationships with one's partner, spouse and/or children. I have experience working with all ages as well as working in forensic populations and in a group practice with individuals, couples and families with various severe mental health diagnosis.
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