I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and have maintained a private practice in Washington, DC since 1999. I specialize in relationships and anxiety, parenting, and helping people cope with stressors ranging from the mundane to the extremes of modern life. I have longstanding interests in anxiety and emotional regulation, and endeavor to help people understand the broader impacts of anxiety and depression on different life stages, and how interpersonal relationship patterns can substantially affect these experiences. My current areas of interest include harnessing the productive power of anxiety, the commodity of attention, and the critical role of empathy and emotional expression in relationships.
As an Assistant Professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, I teach Advanced Psychopathology and Advanced Practicum to doctoral candidates at the Washington, DC campus. I have published in the areas of trauma, alcohol use, and adult development, and have spoken at international Women’s Leadership conferences on Anxiety, Life Transitions, and Wellness. Additionally, I have appeared on local television broadcasts about relationships, mood regulation, and eating disorders, and have been cited in over 50 online and print publications, including the Associated Press, Time, Forbes, American Express Open Forum, Men’s Health, Parents, and Shape. As a contributing blogger to findapsychologist.org, I write about coping with adversity and life challenges, and was recently honored in the Psychologist Spotlight, which, “features stories, written by psychologists and psychologists-in-training, that reflect their outstanding research and experience in education and practice.” I maintain a weekly blog on my website where I write on balance, productivity, relationships, and parenting, and am social on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
I have published in the areas of trauma, alcohol use, and adult development, and have spoken at international Women’s Leadership conferences on Anxiety, Life Transitions, and Wellness. Additionally, I have appeared on local television broadcasts about relationships, mood regulation, and eating disorders, and have been cited in Time, Men's Health, Parents and numerous online publications.
An active participant in a variety of women’s professional organizations and community based charities, I also enjoy yoga, racket sports and trail running. I live in the District of Columbia with my husband and two children.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
I understand that when we're in pain, we often feel alone, misunderstood, and long to feel the supported of someone who understands. I consider it a privilege to to help people face the curveballs life throws, and be part of their decision to improve their lives. There is no greater fulfillment than sharing in the satsifaction and peace that emerges through the growth process.