I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in working with late adolescents through older adults. I have particular expertise in working with individuals coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjusting to cancer, life-limiting illness, end-of-life concerns, and grief and loss. In addition to individual therapy, I provide couples counseling for all stages of relationships to help with reducing conflict, improving trust, and teaching healthy communication.
My philosophy is that everyone has innate strengths to thrive and grow while facing any adversity. My goal is to work with you to understand your values and to partner with you in working toward goals that are consistent with those values. While I use many therapeutic interventions, I draw most frequently from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic practice.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Roanoke College and my Master of Social Work from Smith College. Most recently, I provided services at the UVA Cancer Center helping individuals and families adjust to a cancer diagnosis through providing formal therapy, bedside counseling, and grief and loss support groups for caregivers. I have lived in Crozet for 5 years and in Charlottesville for 8. I enjoy hiking with my corgi, rooting for the Celtics and UVA basketball, eating at the numerous local restaurants and raising our young family.