Background and Education

I graduated from the University of Maryland College Park University College in 1992, with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1996, with a masterís degree in social work. I am a licensed and certified clinical social worker (LCSW-C) in the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania, and in good standing.

I have been extensively trained in many areas of clinical treatment, and as a result, I provide a wide range of skills and techniques in my therapeutic approach. Below is a list of the advanced training and the credentialing that I have obtained throughout my clinical career:

Postgraduate and Specialized Clinical Training and Memberships:

  • Graduated from two-year training program in adult psychotherapy at Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis
  • Trained and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Advanced level training and certification in hypnosis through American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) training
  • Reiki Master level training
  • Specialized training for sexual addictions through The Meadows
  • Past life regression training through International Association for Research and Regression Training (IARRT)
  • Trained and certified in equine-assisted psychotherapy through Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
  • Trained in Induced After-Death Communications (IADC) with Alan Botkin, PhD.

Membership in:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
  • Energy Therapy Network (ETN)
  • Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work (GWSCSW)
  • Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA)
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
  • Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)
  • International Center for Reiki Training
  • Healing Touch Professional Association