Who I work with
I work with individuals and couples, from adolescence through adulthood, seeking support for a range of experiences, including mood disorders, anxiety, stress, trauma, major life transitions, and relationship challenges. With the belief that empathy and compassion are the most effective therapeutic tools, I work from an eclectic, integrative approach and draw upon humanistic, psychodynamic, and Imago modalities. My therapeutic style is grounded in genuineness, compassion, and openness, and I strive to be attuned to each client and their unique needs.
Couples and Relationships
I believe the quality of our relationships impacts the quality of our lives, and I am passionate about supporting couples as they establish safety in their relationships, learn to communicate more effectively, and build empathy and flexibility. Using the uniquely effective Imago dialogue, I help clients gain insight into their relational patterns and dynamics, explore how their early experiences and attachments affect their present relationships, heal ruptures, and gain tools to grow together with their partners and families. With each couple, I maintain an environment free from negativity and criticism, conducive to change, healing, and connection.
I am a Wisconsin native living in Washington, DC, by way of Boston, Chicago, South Africa, and Denmark. I hold a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania, where I studied in a dual-track program for mental health clinicians and a school-based mental health practitioners, and I have completed 96 hours Imago Relationship Therapy training.
Before beginning my second career as a therapist, I was a professional musician, living and performing on three different continents. My lived experiences with building resilience and flexibility in the face of change and loss, learning to thrive in high-pressure situations, and communicating with a vast range of audiences, allow me to bring creativity, empathy, and collaboration to my work as at therapist.