Licensed Psychologist

 A young mother walked into my office crying  and expressing her belief that asking for help indicated weakness. I  thought to myself, it takes a strong person to ask for help. She had  forgotten how strong and important she was.  

I believe the single most important  ingredient in a successful therapy is establishing, nurturing, and  maintaining a safe, trusting, and genuine relationship. While making use  of psychodynamic, CBT, and family systems approaches to treatment, I am  also flexible in assisting patients in understanding patterns of  behavior that may contribute to their conflicts and worries. 

I have worked for 25+ years as a  psychologist with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families  who present with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety,  stress, behavioral issues, trauma, marital and family conflict, and  other relationship difficulties. I am described as warm, honest, caring,  humorous, and "up front." 

I have worked in multiple settings  including private practice, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and  residential treatment. I have consulted to a high-risk adolescent  program and supervised other clinicians. I am a member of the American  Psychological Association, Maryland Psychological Association, and The  National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology.  

Mr. Wilson, a 9 year old long haired  dachshund, spends his day in the office. He has been trained as a  "therapy dog." People find it very comforting to have him in their  sessions.