1300 York Rd. Suite 240B
Lutherville, MD 21093
“What lies behind us and what lies in front of us pale in comparison to what lies within us.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
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.
Association for Play Therapists
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland
Alliance for Professional Counselors
CHADD Professional Membership
International Association of Trauma Professionals: Certified Family Trauma Professional