I am a busy mom of 2 boys, an absurd dog, and a grumpy old cat. My hobbies include knitting and crochet, spending time with friends and family, and reading. I have an MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and 12 years of clinical experience. Most of that time was spent in Baltimore City/County schools working with children and families. I spent two years with the UMD Social Work Community Outreach Center supporting Community Schools, and most recently in private practice. This experience taught me the importance of cultural humility, restorative justice practices, and how to build community wherever I go. My practice is inclusive, anti-racist, and I am passionate about healing generational curses. I have supported and been a part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community all my life, and pride myself on being a judgement free zone.
I am an eclectic, client-lead, strengths-based therapist interested in supporting the full family system: couples, families, and individuals across the lifespan. Utilizing a mix of therapeutic techniques such as narrative, expressive arts, play, radical acceptance, and mindfulness practices, I meet my clients where they are, and support them along their journey. Whether managing anxiety, depression, or sorting through past trauma, we will encounter these parts of you with openness and compassion. With you as the expert on your experience, I want to work with you on goals and strategies which will aid you in finding balance and contentment.
Supporting families with special needs or considerations
I have a special interest in supporting the parents and siblings of children with special needs, and diverse identities. As mom of two kids on the autism spectrum, and working with a diverse clientele, I have unique insight into this experience. My goal is to provide a safe space to vent and explore ways to support and further understand our loved ones.
Understanding and loving our neuro-types
The neuro-diversity umbrella is a fascinating and giant sphere of different needs and superhuman abilities! As a neuro spicy cis-woman married to a neuro-spicy cis-man and mother of autistic children, I have spent years supporting my own family as we navigate our own experiences and unique needs. I have expanded this research and experience to support individuals, families, and couples with different neuro-types communicate, support, and love themselves and each other fully.
Healthy families, together and apart
Your partnership, your family, your needs are unique and special. I am sex-positive, kink and polyamory affirming, and am dedicated to supporting healthy and safe intimate knowledge and connections for my clients. I have worked with partners to deepen their connection, expand their communication skills, and provide a united front against those that would challenge their boundaries. I love helping families re-establish positive connections and move through conflict effectively. I have also supported couples as they consciously un-couple and create positive co-parenting arrangements for themselves and their children.
Stressed, overwhelmed parents about to lose their $%&
Parenting is hard, constantly evolving, beautiful, and exhausting. You are not alone, and I am here to shoulder the load with you. We will look at barriers to self-care, resources to put in place to expand your support system, and ways to connect with other parents. Baltimore has so much to offer children and families, and your wellbeing is paramount for a healthy family system.