I believe that every person and every couple has a fascinating and compelling story to tell about how they got to this moment. The joy of my work is sharing in these complex stories and collaborating with individuals and couples to affect the needed changes in their current and upcoming chapters.
Often we come to a place in our lives where we feel stuck; stuck in a pattern in a relationship, a job, or family life that is not satisfying. I firmly believe that therapy is a means to becoming unstuck. I help my clients to identify troubling patterns, their possible roots, and then experiment with different ways of coping and relating in order to achieve the vitality and progress they crave. Sometimes that change is a shift in perspective or coming to a place of acceptance.
I regularly work with those dealing with depression and anxiety and struggling with relationships and loneliness. Many clients come to me struggling to find love. Collaborating with my clients to find what is keeping them from the relationships they long for and then helping them to figure out how to find it, is one of my greatest pleasures as a therapist. I offer support, guidance, and a sense of humor, while my clients navigate what often feels like a treacherous dating world or once they have found that love, keeping the connection alive.
I serve clients of all sexual orientations, racial, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. I am particularly experienced in working with African-American and multi-racial, multi-cultural individuals and couples. I am a licensed psychologist practicing in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, DC and while I work from a psychodynamic perspective, I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. In my work with couples, I use many modalities, including Gottman Couples Therapy. My treatment approach is to provide insight as well as support and practical feedback to help clients address current life challenges and long-standing issues. With compassion, understanding, and a sense of humor, I help individuals find resolution to a wide range of personal concerns and psychological issues.
In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I help my clients attain the personal growth they’re striving for, develop strengths, and achieve life goals.