I specialize in assessing and treating a number of conditions including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Prenatal and Postpartum
  • Trauma from the past and/or present

Modalities of Treatment and Possible Benefits

I am trained in a variety of effective techniques rooted in evidence-based practice. Therefore, we can tailor each moment of the session to meet your goals.

In particular, I am trained in Mindfulness Based Therapies.  Please click HERE to read a blog in Scientific American on the benefits of Mindfulness.  Multiple research studies have shown the following benefits from Mindfulness work:

  • Stress Reduction
  • Reduced Rumination
  • Increase in Attention/Focus
  • Less Emotional Reactivity
  • Relationship Satisfaction
  • Faster recovery to baseline after being provoked
  • Increase in Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion

I am also trained in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP).  Please click HERE to read an article published in 2014 on ISTDP.  Empirical research in ISTDP has shown the following benefits:

  • Reduction in symptoms related to Panic Disorder
  • Resolve Medically Unexplained Symptoms (Somatization)
  • Short-term nature is cost effective
  • Long Term Improvement


Collaboration with Professionals

I also work in collaboration with a number of excellent psychiatrists and specialists in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to provide comprehensive treatment.

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