Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy

New location:

1300 York Rd.  Suite 240B

Lutherville, MD 21093

443.377.0546

“What lies behind us and what lies in front of us pale in comparison to what lies within us.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 IMG_3545You have taken the first step in working towards your full potential.

Life is full of obstacles and opportunities.  Growth can be a result of either – and personal growth is difficult.  I believe in the inner resources we all have, and in the family as a place to begin the journey of defining and redefining who we are and where we want to go.

Everyone has their own story of trials and triumph.  The counseling experience should be a place where you can uncover strengths, assert your true self, and overcome obstacles that reveal a stronger self.

Adolescence can be a confusing and emotional time for many teens.  The teen years are full of self-discovery and inner conflicts, all while navigating a culture of contradictions.  Having someone to talk things out with, to create their own personal space, and to have an opportunity to listen to their inner voice can help teens feel validation in their experiences.

I have many years of experience working in agencies such as Kennedy Krieger, Head Start, and Villa Maria Child and Family Services, that promote mental health for children and familiesIMG_3541.CR2

In therapy one can expect a genuine supportive relationship, personal validation, and various strategies that promote confidence, build coping skills, and open awareness to other possibilities. I practice a person-centered orientation using cognitive behavioral approaches (meditation, breathing, yoga, imagery, and cognitive reframing) and expressive techniques (sand tray and narrative therapies).  Solution-focused strategies allow one to look at the future in a positive light, exploring possibilities that may have never been considered.

Take the first step in your journey of self-discovery.

Professional Affiliations:

American Counseling Association: Division of Children and Adolescents

Licenced Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland

Alliance for Professional Counselors

CHADD Professional Membership