I've been a practicing psychotherapist for over 25 years and I still love my work as much as when I started. I consider it a privilege to get to know my patients and to help them make changes in their lives.
I have an undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard, a Master's in Social Work from the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor, and am licensed in Maryland as an LCSW-C (licensed certified social worker-clinical.) I've worked in a variety of clinical settings and have been in private practice for the last 18 years.
I've also been trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, have completed a Fellowship at the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, and am currently studying Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. My theoretical orientation is primarily psychodynamic and attachment-based; however, I'm also interested in neuroscience and mindfulness.
While the expertise and experience I bring to my clinical practice are essential, equally important are my personal qualities. My patients have described me as compassionate, warm, insightful and knowledgeable. Perhaps I can best tell you about myself by saying that I believe that the most important factor in the healing process is the strength of the relationship between the therapist and the patient.