About

I am a Clinical Social Worker and have been providing psychotherapy for over 25 years. I completed my Master’s Degree in 1995 and, in 2015, completed three year post-masters training in ISTDP, Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. The following background training also influences my approach: Attachment Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Imago Therapy.

Education

  • 1990 – B.S. in Psychology – University of Maryland
  • 1995 – Master of Social Work – Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2009 – Emotionally Focused Therapy – International Center for Excellence in EFT
  • 2011 – adjunct professor at John’s Hopkins University Graduate School
  • 2015 – ISTDP certificate – Washington School of Psychiatry

Professional Experience

  • Rehabilitation Counselor and admissions specialist for severely mentally ill adults
  • Emergency services/crisis intervention worker and pre-screener
  • Senior Clinician – psychotherapy and case management to mostly Latin American adults
  • Therapist II serving low income populations from diverse ethnic backgrounds
  • Private practice since 2005

License and Supervision

  1. LCSW-C Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical – MD
  2. LICSW – Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker – DC
  3. Registered Clinical Supervisor in Maryland

Trainings and Consultations

  • Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Imago Therapy
  • Attachment
  • Group Psychotherapy

Languages

  • Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English and provide psychotherapy in these three languages.