I have enjoyed my role as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for 19 years. I have a Master's degree in Education, Counseling and Human Behavior, from George Mason University, where I graduated first in my class. I enjoy the variety of work my field allows for and have worked as a Counselor with the seriously mentally ill (SMI) population and their families, in a domestic violence shelter for women, and at the Department of Justice as the primary in-house Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counselor. I have been a Teaching Assistant for the George Mason Psychology Theory 101 class and have led the Group Therapy portion of the class. I enjoy the constant learning in my field and am currently working toward EFT Certification for the relationship and marriage counseling I provide. I have finished the second of three levels toward EFT certification with the Washington-Baltimore EFT Center.
In addition to having a General Practice and seeing people for a wide variety of issues, I also specialize in family building via assisted reproductive technology (ART) or adoption. Years after becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor I suffered as an infertility patient. After I was resolved with my family building choices, I incorporated into my practice work to educate, support and improve the field of Reproductive Psychology in hopes of offering what I felt was missing. I have been working with individuals and couples dealing with family building for 15 years. I regularly speak on topics such as the emotional aspects of infertility and donor gamete family building. I have appeared as an expert guest discussing donor egg on the UK Morning Show, am the Founder and Host of the online radio show "The Fertility Forum" and served as the Mental Health Director for the Eastern Region of RESOLVE for several years.
License, Certifications & Awards
Commonwealth of Virginia: Board of Counseling: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Brief Therapist Certification I, II, III
George Mason University: Award for Leadership and Excellence
Education Randolph-Macon College, B.A.
Wroxton College, U.K.
George Mason University, M.Ed.
Brief Therapy I, II, III
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) Core Skills & Advanced Core Skills
Professional Positions and Memberships
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
American Mental Health Counseling Association
RESOLVE - Mental Health Director for the North East Region
Give An Hour - counseling to our soldiers and their families
American Psychological Association
Host and Creator of weekly podcast "The Fertility Forum"
Run on-line support group BOUNCE (for expired relationships) via www.theangrytherapist.com