Welcome to my psychotherapy practice. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience working with people to make their lives better. In addition to my clinical training, I bring my down-to-earth Midwestern style, sense of humor, philosophical and practical approach, and love of helpful metaphors to my work with clients.
Although my training and experience have prepared me to treat a broad array of mental health issues, people referred into my practice are most often dealing with concerns around parenting, grief and loss, relationship issues, separation and divorce, medical illness, pregnancy/birth and postpartum issues, family crisis, anxiety and depression, and both ordinary and extraordinary stress. I also provide supervision and peer consultation. I work with anyone over age 12 and use individual and family modalities.
Because I take a wholistic approach to evaluating a particular problem, my assessments take into account biological, family dynamic, environmental, lifestyle and other factors. I work closely and collaboratively with other involved professionals to ensure my clients receive the best treatment possible.
Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) - MSW 1991
Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) - BA 1983
I am committed to professional excellence and regularly participate in workshops, seminars, classes and other opportunities to advance my clinical skills and stay current with research and other advances in the field of mental health. I am a member of the Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work, the National Association of Social Workers, and hold a Board Certified Diplomate in Social Work through the American Board of Clinical Social Work.
I have maintained a private practice since 1994. Previous experience includes over ten years in community mental health where I worked in emergency services and residential treatment settings, provided case management to people with severe mental illness, and engaged in community outreach. I provided after-hours psychiatric evaluations for the INOVA health system, worked on the inpatient psychiatric unit of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and provided outpatient individual and group psychotherapy with the Northern Virginia Women's Center. I am the parent of grown children and have been married for over 25 years.
I provide services both in person and by telehealth (Virginia residents only). Please call me to determine my availability or to request an appointment.
I am an out-of-network provider for all insurance companies. Clients pay me directly and receive a superbill which they can submit to their insurance carrier.
243 Church Street N.W.
Vienna, Virginia 22180
Virginia license # 2804
NPI # 1528115953
Tax ID # 56-2459659