I am a licensed clinical psychologist with two convenient office locations in the Friendship Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C. and in Old Town Fairfax in Northern Virginia.
My approach is integrative and relational. I draw most heavily from cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, internal family systems, and mindfulness-based theories.
I see therapy as a catalyst for helping you harness your potential and access your resources to better navigate challenges in your life. I believe that healing the relationship with oneself is a precursor to establishing more healthy and satisfying relationships with others.
I specialize in trauma recovery for adult survivors of single-incident and repeated trauma and/or abuse.
I also provide individual therapy for a wide range of issues, including:
- anxiety & stress
- relationship problems
- family of origin issues
- self-image & self-esteem
- perinatal & postpartum reactions
- reproductive trauma
- adjustment to life transitions
- college & graduate student issues
- Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from American University
- M.A. in Clinical Psychology from American University
- B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Colgate University
- Clinical Psychologist: Full Circle Neuropsychiatric Wellness Center, 2008 - 2014.
- Clinical Psychologist: Courtois & Associates, PC, 2008 - 2013.
- Contracted Psychologist: American University Counseling Center, 2010.
- Clinical Psychology Intern: Lancaster General Hospital, Department of Behavioral Medicine & Neuropsychology, 2007-2008.
- Project Manager: Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, 2006-2007.
- Clinical Psychology Advanced Extern: The Catholic University of America Counseling Center, 2006-2007.
- Clinical Psychology Extern: The Catholic University of America Counseling Center, 2005-2006.
- Research Assistant: Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, 2002 - 2006.
- Psychiatric Technician: The CENTER: Posttraumatic Disorders Program at Psychiatric Institute of Washington, 2000-2002.
- American Psychological Association
- American Psychological Association, Division of Trauma Psychology (Div. 56)
- Credentialed by the National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology