I am a clinical psychologist licensed in the State of Virginia. I see individuals and couples, as well as providing supervision and training for professionals. I specialize in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), which I have studied, taught, and researched for the past 20 years. I am certified as a teacher and supervisor by the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA). I am an adjunct faculty at George Mason University, where I teach psychotherapy and provide clinical supervision. I am also the Co-Chair of the ISTDP Training Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry.
PACT is a cutting edge treatment that integrates attachment theory, neurobiology, and arousal theory. During my doctoral studies I conducted research on the developmental stages of marital relationships.
My doctoral internship was at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. After attaining my Ph.D., I completed a two-year fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Program for Psychotherapy at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. I also completed a fellowship in behavioral medicine at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and a fellowship in forensic psychology at Tufts New England Medical.
• Licensed Psychologist, Virginia
• George Mason University
• Washington School of Psychiatry (WSP)
• American Psychological Association (APA) – Fellow
• Virginia Psychological Association (VPA) – Fellow