Therapist Vienna VA
I’m passionate about helping people change their relationships with themselves and with others.
I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. I grew up in Sturgis, South Dakota, and completed a Bachelor’s Degree at Augustana College. I have more than 15 years of specialized experience, training, and supervision in treating anger management, mood disorders, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, relationship problems, marital distress, and personality disorders.
One of the highlights of my career has been learning Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT). I've completed advanced training and supervision in EFT and EFIT and am working toward certification. Although I no longer use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as a modality in my work, I have advanced training and clinical supervision in DBT also. For several years I worked in community mental health and also have experience helping young adults aging out of the foster care system.
My memberships include the International Centre for Excellence in EFT, the National Association of Social Workers and the Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work.
I am a huge proponent of healthy eating and exercise and enjoy yoga, barre, and biking. I also love hanging out with my family—I live in Northern Virginia with my husband (whom I’ve been married to for almost twenty years) and our two boys.