As a Marriage and Family Therapist for over 30 years, I am certain that sound therapeutic practice is based on the quality of the client/therapist relationship.
My focus is on growing that relationship such that the therapy is guaranteed to continue beyond the therapy hour and into every day interactions in the client's life. This approach nurtures self knowledge, zeroing in on client strengths in daily relationships and dilemmas. Healthier approaches to problem solving including cognitive and behavioral work are amongst the tools offered.
In addition, I have been teaching yoga for 40 years. I am trained and skilled in meditation and relaxation. It is part of my daily practice. I share it with clients as appropriate and warranted.
I have an ongoing relationship with a local church and participate in their pre-marital workshops. The majority of my work is with couples...pre-marital and beyond. The couples I work with leave with relationship skills that are practical and enduring. These tools are based on research and experience.
I worked in the Fairfax County School system before beginning my private practice. Through that work I developed a specialty with adolescent girls and continue to see that population in my practice today.
With age and experience, I am keenly aware of the conditions and situations confronting senior citizens. This is a growing focus in my work. I am grateful to be a mental health professional and help people grow into every opportunity life offers.