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, attachment-oriented, and mindfulness-based theories.
I see therapy as a catalyst for helping you access your internal and external 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:
family of origin issues
self-image & self-esteem
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