I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), credentialed by the Association for Play Therapy. I graduated from Regent University’s CACREP accredited Master’s Program in Counseling. I currently practice in Bethesda, MD; and surrounding areas.
Although I’ve always known that I wanted to work in the mental health field, it wasn’t until I had an established career in a different field that I found my calling. As I did some volunteer work, I found myself drawn to children who seemed to have struggles that their peers didn’t exhibit. That’s when I went back to school to get my degree and then furthered it by getting my RPT.
Over the past several years, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in residential treatment centers, in-home counseling environments, outpatient mental health clinics and now in private practice. I’ve worked with clients going through adjustment issues, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief and relational issues.
I’m a member of the American Counseling Association, the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC) and currently serve as the Training Coordinator of the local Maryland and DC Association for Play Therapy.