I studied marriage and family therapy with a focus on sex therapy at the COAMFTE-accredited Thomas Jefferson University. My speciality allows me to focus on a wide scope of relationships, including:
Premarital relationships: Some couples come to me for premarital counseling to ensure they enter into marriage with strong communication.
Long-term, sexual relationships: Some couples seek therapy after years or decades of partnership to work through issues of infidelity, sexual arousal, infertility, sexual pain, parenting, and/or illness.
Familial relationships: I am also able to help strengthen relationships between siblings, parents, children, and more.
Polyamorous relationships: When clients are poly, I can see the individual by themselves or with their multiple partners.
I am a lifelong learner, and work hard to stay on top of best practices in my field. I attend conferences, read journals, and keep up with relevant research on a multitude of topics, even when my clients may not be currently struggling with those issues.
I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology and religious studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. After college, I began my professional journey by working with Fellowship Health Resources, which provides support for adults with severe mental illness. Here, I trained and work to reinforcing coping skills that help reduce anxiety and negative thinking.
Understanding diverse perspectives has been important to me since childhood. I participated in Operation Understanding DC, which brings together Jewish and African American teens to learn about each other's history and culture. I continue to work with Georgetown Day School, which was the first racially and integrated school in Washington, DC, nearly a decade before Brown vs. Board of Education. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important to me personally and professionally.
It is of the upmost importance that my practice is a place where everyone feels welcomed. Regardless of your age, race, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, relationship orientation, sexual preferences, physical, or intellectual abilities, you are welcome at my office. It is important that my clients are able to bring their whole selves into my office, so they can get the most out of our sessions together.