I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have had a private practice in Frederick, Maryland since 2004. I see adults and adolescents with a wide range of concerns and struggles who are in need of individual therapy. My area of expertise is in treating women’s issues, such as eating disorders, body-image, and trauma.
I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming provider.
I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Somatic Imagery.
EMDR can be a very effective way for the brain to process traumatic incidents, burdening beliefs, or difficult issues. It reaches beyond talk therapy, often helping clients move through “stuck” places towards more adaptive narratives and a grounded life. As a certified EMDR therapist, I have over 60 hours of training and consultation in EMDR treatment for trauma and addictive behaviors.
IFS therapy acknowledges that we are all made of different parts of ourselves who play different roles and functions in our lives. For example, how a person feels and behaves as a family member can be different from how they act and feel at work or with friends. As we distinguish these parts of ourselves, we can better find an internal sense of awareness and balance, leading to a more stable sense of our bodies, emotions, and lives.
Imagery can be an alternate avenue in accessing our emotions, which may allow awareness and change to occur more quickly or directly.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals. Therapy is usually once a week for 45-55 minutes, depending on the patient and circumstances. I offer consultation services with patient family members in need of psycho-education related to parental, spousal, or familial issues. Family member consultation is in collaboration with the individual patient and with the patient’s consent, where applicable. In addition, I provide consultation with colleagues and different providers that the patient may be seeing, such as a physician.
To discuss your needs or make an appointment, please call and leave a message on my confidential voicemail (301-663-3350) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I am in-network with most Carefirst BCBS plans, and I also bill directly to other insurance plans for out-of-network benefits.