about me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia and I specialize in therapy for couples and families.  I also see individuals for relational based work.  I am an EFT-Certified through ICEEFT.  I am committed to offering high quality services through ongoing training, supervision and peer consultation with the Washington-Baltimore Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy.



  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Master of Social Work, 2004
  • University of Utah, Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Studies, 2000


Professional Training & Development

  • The Relationship of Complex Trauma to Intimacy, Disordered Eating and Addiction – July 2015
  • Sex and Attachment Coming Together – June 2015
  • Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Creating Secure Bonds for Parents and Children with Gail Palmer, MSW, RSW – October 2013
  • Group Supervision with Kathryn Rheem – January to June 2012
  • Individual Supervision with Kathryn Rheem – 2012-Present
  • Broken Bonds: Healing the Wounds of Infidelity – October 2012
  • Using EFT with Traumatized Couples – October 2012
  • EFT Dig-In – June 2012
  • Advanced Core Skills Workshop in EFT – July 2011 (48 hours)
  • 4-day Externship in EFT – March 2011 (30 hours)
  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Skills Training – March 2009
  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy – November 2006
  • Play Therapy – 2004-2007 (102 hours) – including art therapy, family psychodrama, anger management, family play therapy, sand tray therapy, Theraplay