Experience

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I have over 23 years of clinical experience conducting therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. I began seeing therapy clients in the Washington, DC area in 1994. I’ve trained and worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings including community mental health clinics, an inpatient mental hospital, college counseling centers, group homes, and a therapeutic elementary school. In addition to my therapy private practice, I conduct psychological and educational testing and private school admissions testing, and school observations. In 2008, I completed a hospice volunteer training program and subsequently became a patient care volunteer as well as an adolescent grief/loss volunteer educator.

My research experience includes work on federally funded grants investigating anxiety disorders, maternal-child interaction, and couples’ interaction. My dissertation research investigated attachment styles in young adults. I worked as a full-time research assistant in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the Columbia University Medical Center in studies of Panic Disorder, Simple and Social Phobias, and Obssesive Compulsive Disorder. At George Washington University’s Center for Family Research, I worked as a part-time research assistant in marital communication studies.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2000, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • B.A., cum laude, in Psychology, 1990, Columbia College of Columbia University, New York, NY

Professional Affiliations

  • Maryland Psychological Association- Member
  • Baltimore Washington Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis- Affiliate Member
  • Washington Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology – Member
  • The SPRING Project- Therapist

Licensure

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland