I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in Bethesda, Maryland. I graduated from the University of Michigan in 1999 with a Bachelors of Arts, summa cum laude, with departmental honors, and was awarded Phi Beta Kappa. I went on to earn a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2004..
I completed a pre-doctoral internship in 2004 and a postdoctoral fellowship in 2005, both at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, as well as a one-year fellowship in psychoanalysis with the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalysis. I am licensed to practice psychology in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
My graduate research focused on trauma and psychiatric disorders among delinquent youth, and I have written and presented papers on topics ranging from mental health issues in juvenile delinquents and incarcerated women to women’s issues. I have also written about grief and sibling loss.
I have been practicing psychology since 2005. Currently, I work with adolescents and adults in individual, couples and family therapy. I have also appeared on News Channel 8's daily talk show, "Let's Talk Live", to discuss relationship issues.
Training future psychologists is also very important to me. To that end, I am an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology in George Washington University's Center for Professional Psychology and a supervisor for doctoral level psychology students.
In the past, I served as an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in George Washington University's Center for Professional Psychology, as well as having worked in community mental health, with individuals with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I have also worked at the National Institutes of Mental Health as a clinical researcher with a focus on children with severe mood disorders.