LCSW since 1990
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
Senior Faculty, The Center for Excellence in EMDR therapy
EMDR Approved Consultant & Facilitator
Imago Advanced Clinician
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
ISTI Certified Sex and Couples Therapist
After training with Francine Shapiro in EMDR in 2000, I got right into a consult group with Deany Laliotis and have stayed. Deany founded and directs The Center for Excellence in EMDR therapy . Deany is a pioneer, visionary and mentor. I am devoted to helping train and mentor EMDR therapists and being the best EMDR psychotherapist I can be.
Other trainings - attachment theory, family systems, interpersonal neurobiology, reiki healing master level 2 , various models of couples therapy, substance use disorders and relapse prevention, CBT & peak performance .
The current co - chair of the Friends Board for Alexandria Mental Health Center. Friends provides necessities for those without back up and educates to decrease stigma for folks seeking mental health treatment.
36 year relationship with my significant other, Empty nesters & Co-conservators of our historic building located in Old Town Alexandria, VA.
Also a musician, singer, dancer, book club member, community volunteer, bicyclist, paddle boarder and kayaker, etc.. depending on opportunity!