• Couples/Marriage and Families
  • Divorce/Blended families/Step-Families
  • Individuals
  • Adolescent/Child/Play Therapy

COAMFTE Accreditation

The Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage and Family Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education - COAMFTE

112 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 838-9808

My Approach:

Trained and educated in a marriage and family, systemic educational background, I view the world from a systemic approach taking into account the impact our families or lack of family structure and relationships have had on our life. The early attachments, whether secure or insecure affect our present moments and how we interact on a day to day basis. Fascinating research is being conducted and research documents how we can impact and truly make changes to our daily life by the personal and significant emotional and relational interactions we choose to engage in with our loved ones and relational partners. Our brains have proven to have what neuro-scientist call Neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity gives us the flexibility to change and adapt to positive events in our lives making new neural wiring changes in our brain pathways at the same time these repetitive emotional changes are occurring. Healthy, physical, mind, body, changes we make in daily lives are actually changing for the better our wiring in our brain for better relationships! My therapy, practice and approach is based on a pluralistic model of collaborating with each client or family system, understanding, what your focus and goals for therapy are, and then collaborating together while creating an unique therapy map based on these stated goals, and together, create a process to guide the client system toward the unique needs and desired changes.

Trainings, Certificates and Supervision:

Background, training and areas of expertise are extremely important when choosing your therapist. I have an extensive background in trauma informed care, couples and family therapy supported by the most empirically based therapy modality, EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and attachment therapy which helps us understand our strengths and vulnerabilities in a relationship. An attachment pattern is established in early childhood attachments and continues to function as a working model for relationships in adulthood. In addition, from an individual standpoint, most of my trainings and career experience and expertise has focused on individual and the impact the individual has in relationships, couples and family systems.