“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”
– Nido Qubein
I specialize in helping women build thriving relationships.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years experience working with young adults and women. I’m passionate about helping clients adjust to the many changes and stresses inherent in emerging adulthood (ages 18-25) and women’s adjustment to life transitions, for instance: concerns about dating, relationship break-up, divorce, changing careers or healing from trauma, grief and loss, depression and anxiety.
Sometimes that means exploring past relationships and how those relationships (for better or worse) might impact who you are and help you recreate more meaningful ones. I give practical suggestions and recommendations to support my clients growth and desired goals. I use short-term and long-term therapy. My style is very accepting, affirming and collaborative. I can also appreciate the use of humor to put some clients at ease and make them feel more comfortable. I create a space in my office for clients that says, “I’m willing to be on this journey beside you.”
As a former marathon runner I realize that the training involved is challenging and getting to the finish line might be hard. But setting a goal for oneself, discovering who you are and what you’re capable of doing takes patience and willingness. Maybe it’s to navigate dating, start a family, tell someone you love that they hurt you or letting go and starting over.
I completed a 2-year post-MSW fellowship at the Yale University Child Study Center working with children and adolescents. I enjoy working with young adults dealing with issues around identity formation and relationships (eg. parents, peers, school). Most importantly, I simply love what I do!
Rutgers University, Douglas College, New Brunswick, NJ - BA Communication Howard University School of Social Work, Washington, DC - Masters of Social Work (MSW) Yale University, New Haven, CT - Child Study Center, 2 year Post-MSW Clinical Training Fellowship License: GA Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - License #CSW 003243