My Approach

I believe in taking the client where they are and going from there to wherever they want to reach. I have been told that I am gentle but also strong and easy to talk to about difficult things. I use cognitive-behavioral techniques when they are needed to help manage anxiety and panic attacks as well as to help cope with depression. I also work in conjunction with psychiatrists when a medication referral is appropriate or sought by the client.

Sometimes all we need are a few sessions to work things through. Sometimes, longer-term work is merited. I have an open-door practice, allowing you to take a break when you are doing well and come back in for “tune-ups” if needed without feeling as if you have failed in some way.

My practice serves adults and adolescents over the age of 16. I work with individuals, couples and families.


Credentials

I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 1991. I served on the Accreditation Committee for the National Association of Social Workers of Virginia. I have been in private practice in Fairfax County since 1993.

Insurance

I am a preferred provider for several insurance companies including Anthem, United Behavioral Health and Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield. Please feel free to contact me if you have specific questions about coverage for your service.