Thank you for coming to my page to find out a little more information about me. Researching your potential therapist is an excellent first step to determine whether you will have a good fit once you meet in person.
Hopefully the FAQ below will give you more information about me, but please feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
What is your therapy model or what might a session be like with you?
I use what is known as an integrative therapy model. This means I mix and match different therapeutic modalities I find useful depending on what the person in front of me needs, creating an individualized plan of treatment. I particularly find solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy useful because they are models that can assist people with changing their perspectives in a more efficient and long-term way. I believe in assisting people with perspective change in order to work through their barriers but also in teaching coping skills for when perspective change falters. I also provide active suggestions, opinions and homework assignments when necessary, rather than only assisting in passive reflection. For those in search of trauma therapy, I use harm reduction and empowerment model.
What does sex positive, kink affirming, body positive, etc., mean?
It means when you come into a session with me, I will not judge you based on how you look, what you are into or who you are into. Seems basic right? But, as we all know, not every therapist is created equal, and some harbor internal biases against what they consider non-normative. You’ll have no issue with that here. I believe if you are engaging in a behavior that fulfills you and does not cause you or anyone else non-consensual harm, then you should continue to do so. However, if you are having difficulty or are feeling negatively about an activity you’re engaging in, I can assist you with working through your discomfort to determine what the best course of action is for you.
Can you provide premarital counseling?
Yes, I can provide non-religious, sex positive, premarital counseling. I also provide relationship counseling for individuals and couples, and marriage counseling.
Who do you provide counseling to?
I provide counseling to adult individuals and couples. Adults are defined as individuals over the age of 18. I have experience providing sex therapy to individuals and couples seeking sexual and gender identity growth. I do not provide family therapy or therapy to children. In the case of relationship dynamics with more than two individuals seeking short term therapy, please email me before booking an appointment.
What are your credentials?
I am a licensed professional counselor in the District of Columbia, license# PRC14418 and Virginia, license# 0701008042. My NPI# is 1336563527.
How do I set up an appointment?
You may set up an appointment at any time (click here to book a session with me). For all new clients please email me about availability of sessions. Please include a few words about your current needs in therapy, your insurance plan, and desire for in person or telehealth sessions. I ask that people cancel or reschedule at least 24 hours before their appointment time so they are not held responsible for the session fee. Please be aware that when booking a session you will be asked for a payment to hold your session. This can be changed when we meet, if needed. If you do not have a payment method to put on file, please contact me so another arrangement can be made.