I graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada with BA Honors in Sociology, Psychology and Philosophy (1999) and Master of Social Work (2001). I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia.
I am certified with Prepare/Enrich (prepare-enrich.com), a comprehensive couple assessment and utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) in my work with couples. I also apply psychotherapy methods taught by The Allender Center (Dan Allender) when engaging stories of trauma and abuse.
I have worked in various therapeutic settings including working with the adult population at a community mental health center in Fairfax County. I also worked with adults and adolescents and their families at INOVA Fairfax Hospital providing medical social work.
In May 2008, I opened Emmaus Counseling and Consulting Services, LLC to offer gospel-centered thearpy and to prioritize my relationship with my husband and children.
Before our first daughter was born, my husband and I talked about raising emotionally healthy children. We believed that if our children are emotionally healthy, they would be more secure in their identity, hold a healthier view of God and would be better equuipped to navigate the complexity of living in a broken world while with eyes of hope. Raising emotionally and spiritually healthy children has been our family vision.
When I am not in the office, I find delight in discovering treasures at bargain prices, doing something creative, studying the Word and sharing personal relections through writing and speaking.