I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in practice for over 18 years. I have a private practice in Fairfax, Virginia serving adolescents, young adults, women, and parents. I have been a paneled therapist with Dr. McBride’s Daughters of Narcissistic program since 2007 and have recently been re-certified as therapist working with Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers.
I also work with women struggling with anxiety/mood disorders, learning/behavioral challenges, life transitions (including work with new and seasoned parents), and reworking of family of origin roadblocks. I also specialize in recovery from all types of traumatic experiences – - large or small. This could be present day trauma and loss issues or unresolved trauma from the past.
Family of origin issues, including being a child of a narcissistic mother or father, greatly impacts how someone manages day to day, copes with crisis, and interacts with a partner/friends or a family of her own. I have always been mystified how this attachment trauma interferes with one’s life, in terms of relationships, work and happiness.
I was trained at the Kennedy Krieger Pediatric Trauma Unit to help those with this inter-generational trauma – including verbal, physical and sexual abuse. I believe that having a greater understanding of one’s family of origin, the strengths and weaknesses, creates a narrative of one’s past. This framework ensures a greater success with relationships, with a job, and supports one for the bumps life brings us all.
I often receive referrals from women experiencing issues with their mothers, as well as, struggles with their spouse, friends or family. I can help you explore and heal through all the steps that Dr. McBride has encouraged, beginning with the most important one- - Acceptance and Grief. Feel free to visit me at my website on how I can help you navigate this healing process.
License and Credentials:
LCSW since 1996
Therapist Virtual Workshop: Level I Training