I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) licensed in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Texas working with individuals and couples to build healthy and happy futures. I received my undergraduate Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in Psychology and Criminal Justice. I graduated with my Masters of Science in Social Work with a concentration in Family and Children from the University of Texas at Arlington. I have extensive experience working with terminally and chronically ill children, military families, trauma across the life span, premarital and marital counseling.
I am also an adjunct professor currently teaching graduate level social work at the School of Social Work at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and the National Catholic School of Social Service at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. I love the opportunity these teaching positions offer me to influence and create change in the students at these universities who seek to join this profession. Courses I have taught include Psychodynamics, Cognitive Behavioral Theory Family Therapy, Introduction to Substance Abuse, Social Work Ethics and Current Events, and Human Relationships and the Environment.
I continue to broaden and deepen my knowledge and skill base through continuing education. I have attended specialized trainings in areas which include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, solution oriented brief therapy, trauma, attachment, and Prepare and Enrich for couples.
I work alongside you finding motivation to embrace change that empowers you to live a more satisfying and fulfilling life. My role is to provide a supportive environment to explore change and growth. I’m here to work on your behalf; to provide acceptance, respect, and understanding. I believe you are the expert in your life and already hold the answers to moving past your roadblocks.