And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.—Anaïs Nin
Hello and thank you for considering me as your therapist.
As a mindfulness practitioner and yoga teacher (ERYT) with over 17 years experience, I bring an eclectic mind and body focus to my work with clients. I also have a master’s degree in women’s studies and social work.
I’m a licensed clinical social worker (LICSW) with experience working with women and men seeking support for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, transition, emotional regulation, grief and loss, and stress reduction.
By providing a safe space to explore your dreams and fears, we work together to deepen self-understanding and self-compassion while making small shifts to move you forward. We also focus on finding meaning and experiencing personal growth. Explore underlying issues and uncover ways to live your best life.
Sessions take place in a nurturing setting in Dupont Circle over a cup of tea and include tangible takeaways designed to ease suffering and highlight your strengths.
Please reach out if I can assist you on your journey toward wellness and wholeness. To schedule an appointment, please call (202.827.5425) or email me.
I offer individual psychotherapy to women and men. By providing a safe space to explore your dreams and fears, we work together to deepen self-understanding and ease suffering.
Pulling from various styles, I incorporate mindfulness-based interventions, body-mind psychotherapy, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and transpersonal psychology into my work.
Over the past few years I have supported clients through a variety of issues, many are noted below.
- Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
- Communication Problems
- Coping skills
- Creative Blocks
- Emotional Overwhelm
- Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
- Life Purpose
- Women’s Issues
How do I begin?
Please reach out via phone 202.827.5425 or email for a free 10-minute phone consultation to discuss what’s bringing you to therapy and address any questions you may have. I’ll also share insight into my style as a therapist.
If it seems like a good fit, we’ll set an appointment and I’ll follow up via email with instructions on accessing the suite, along with a few forms to fill out. Please bring the completed forms to our first session.
My office is located in the historic, light-filled Anchorage Building at 1555 Connecticut Avenue, NW. The entrance to the building is actually located at 1900 Q Street, NW. Both addresses are on the door.
You’ll find the Anchorage Building one half block from the Q Street exit of the Dupont Circle Metro (Red Line). The building entrance is between Connecticut Avenue and 19th Street, across from Firehook Bakery.
There is metered street parking and paid parking garages nearby. I encourage you to allow ample time to find a spot in this bustling neighborhood.
Please check out my FAQs for additional answers or reach out.
How do we begin working together?
We start with an initial consultation period of one to three sessions. During this time we’ll discuss your history, current situation and concerns, and goals for therapy. In addition, we explore resources and helpful tools to practice between our sessions. This consultation period allows us to get to know one another and explore whether working together is a good fit.
Is everything I tell you confidential?
Everything you tell me is confidential with a few exceptions: If I feel that you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, I can break confidentiality to keep you/others safe. If I hear about the abuse (or suspected abuse) of anyone under the age of 18, an elderly person, or someone with a disability, I am mandated to report it. If confidential information is subpoenaed in a court of law, I must comply with the subpoena and this would not happen without your prior knowledge.
How often do we meet?
For continuity, I prefer to meet with clients once a week. Together we will coordinate a schedule that works best with your preferences, finances, and issues.
What is your fee?
My fee is $150 per 50-minute session.
How long are sessions?
Our sessions are 50 minutes.
What payment methods do you accept?
I accept cash, check, and all major credit and debit cards. Payment is due at the start of each session.
Do you accept insurance?
I am currently pending approval with CareFirst and will soon be an in-network provider. Until then I am an out-of-network provider. You may be eligible for partial reimbursement depending on your plan. For your convenience, I will provide you with a monthly statement to submit for reimbursement.
What should I ask my insurance company?
My services may be reimbursable through your plan’s out-of-network mental health benefit. Prior to beginning treatment, I encourage you to verify your coverage by asking: Does my plan include coverage for out-of-network mental health services? How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider? What is my deductible for out-of-network services and has it been met? Do I have a session limit? Is precertification required?
What if I need to cancel an appointment?
Although issues such as family and work emergencies, childcare issues, or illness may arise that make it challenging to keep your appointment, I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Since the appointment time has been set aside just for you, there will be a charge for any session cancelled within 24 hours.
It’s snowing! What’s your inclement weather policy?
My office closes only if the federal government closes. If they do close, we can either reschedule our appointment or hold a phone session.
How do I contact you?
You can reach me via phone and text (202.827.5425). I will get back to you as soon as possible—typically within 24 hours. If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.