Why did you choose your specialty area?
After many years of college teaching with a multicultural focus, I changed careers in what was a natural progression toward blending the wisdom of literature and philosophy with the challenge of helping people navigate life's ups and downs. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is the counseling modality that I find works for people across all races, classes, cultures and gender identities. DBT therapy teaches the core skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal skills.
How do you spend your spare time?
I enjoy reading and writing, hanging out with friends, hiking, kayaking, and bike riding. My family and I vacation in Mid-Coast Maine every summer. I am married and have 2 grown children. Since we became empty nesters, my husband and I spend our evenings with a very silly dog and two cats.
#1 health tip that you can offer:
Breathe. Meditation and prayer offer a special kind of pause, a quiet that stops time and brings clarity to life's daily problems, reminding us that we are all connected.
|Undergraduate School||College of William and Mary|
|Graduate School||Eastern Mennonite University|
- Dialectal Behavioral Health (DBT)
- Cristical Incident Stress Managament (CISM)
- American Counseling Association (ACA)
- Virginia Counselors Association (VCA)
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- America’s Choice Provider Network
- Anabaptist Healthshare
- Anthem BCBS
- Magellan Complete Care
- Molina Healthcare (Medicaid)
- Sentara Optima
- United Healthcare (UHC)
- VA Choice
- Virginia Health Network
- Virginia Premier
Note: Medicare not accepted