How can therapy help me? 

Everyone deserves a space to be able to speak freely and frankly about their thoughts, emotions, and beliefs. Often neglect, fear, shame, and guilt get in the way of voicing our thoughts and needs, resulting in feelings of being ‘stuck,' inflexibility to our current or changing circumstances, or feelings and compulsions with which we are unsatisfied.

Therapy is the active process of giving voice to these feelings, working through factors that play into our current ways of being, and retraining ourselves to function in ways more satisfying to us.

There is no one-size-fits-all; every therapeutic experience is different. I will work with you to explore goals you may have and techniques that work best for you.

Other people have it harder than me. Do I need therapy?

Everyone can benefit from therapy.

Everyone deserves a space to speak their mind and work through thoughts.

Does what we talk about remain confidential? 

Confidentiality is one of the most important aspects in a therapeutic relationship. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust in talking about particularly sensitive topics, topics that are usually not talked about outside of a therapeutic session. One of my jobs as a counselor is to make sure information shared and discussed with me remains confidential.

However, state laws and professional ethics require exceptions to confidentiality, namely:

1) There is suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.

2) The counselor has reason to suspect the client is at risk of seriously harming themselves or has threatened to harm others.

Do you take insurance? 

I currently take insurance with 5 companies in Maryland, but do not take any insurances in Pennsylvania. I am in the application and credentialing process with several additional providers in both states. This process may take anywhere from a month to a year. Please check back for updated information. Visit the Rates and Insurance page for current pricing, including sliding scale options.

What if I have an emergency? 

I am unable to provide immediate assistance or support at all times. If you are having an emergency, you can call 911 or go to an emergency room, or call Resolve Crisis Services at 1-888-796-8226.

If you leave me a message I will get back to you as soon as I am able.