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: 

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from American University

  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology from American University

  • B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Colgate University

Past Experience:

  • 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.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association

  • American Psychological Association, Division of Trauma Psychology (Div. 56)

  • Credentialed by the National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology