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Counseling

Finding your voice through counseling

...and the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.  ~Anais Nin

I am a caring and empathic therapist who creates a safe space in which clients can gain insight, make intentional changes, heal and grow – as individuals and in relationships.  I empower clients with practical strategies to incorporate into their daily living.  At the same time, I support clients in doing the deeper work of increasing their understanding of themselves and others.  This ultimately leads to the most meaningful changes. As a trained pastoral counselor, I support clients in integrating their spirituality into the counseling for those clients who wish to do so, particularly in interfaith relationships. 

Services Provided:

 

  • Individual Counseling for Adults and Young Adults (Ages 18 and up)

  • Relationship Counseling, including:

    • Couples Counseling

    • Co-Parenting, including those who are separated or divorced

    • Parent(s) and Adult Child(ren)

    • Adult Siblings

    • Multicultural, Interfaith, and LGBTQ Couples Counseling

 

Areas of Focus:

 

I support people who are navigating various challenges in their lives and/or are seeking to live life more fully and authentically. Some of my specialties include:

 

  • Life balance 

  • Anxiety and stress management

  • Life transitions (e.g., going to college / graduate school, career changes, first time parents, empty nest, separation / divorce, retirement)

  • Grief

  • Burnout / compassion fatigue

  • Premarital counseling

  • Marriage counseling

  • Relationship challenges, including challenges with communication

  • Co-parenting, including couples who are separated or divorced 

  • Identity and calling

  • Support with coming out (LGBTQ)

 

Methods Utilized:

 

I believe each individual has tremendous inner resources and wisdom. I see my role as a guide to help clients tap into those resources. I collaborate with my clients – jointly arriving at counseling goals and assessing which counseling methods are most effective at moving toward those goals. I utilize the following methods, among others:

 

  • Person centered

  • Psychodynamic 

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  • Imago Relationship Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Mindfulness

  • Pastoral Counseling which integrates a client's spirituality / theology with the mental health counseling.

 

Fees:

I am happy to discuss my fees in our initial free 15 minute phone consultation.

I currently accept Blue Cross / Blue Shield PPO and HMO plans in Maryland and Highmark / Blue Cross / Blue Shield in West Virginia. Plan rates / co-pays are applicable.

As an out-of-network provider with other insurance plans, I provide the required paperwork for reimbursement. Please speak with your provider to confirm eligibility for “out-of-network” behavioral health services.

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