|I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) offering individual and family psychotherapy to adolescents and adults living in the greater New Orleans area. My scope of practice is broad and includes:
I approach therapy from a strengths perspective, helping clients to address problematic issues by identifying obstacles and working towards solutions. I view therapy as a collaborative process--one in which client and therapist work together to explore and create meaning from past experiences, to generate thoughtful solutions to current problems, and to build a foundation for continued growth. For me, engaging in psychotherapy is really an act of self-discovery; true change only happens when we are able to look closely and compassionately at ourselves. My job, as therapist, is to provide a supportive, attentive, and non-judgemental perspective and to guide clients towards increased self-awareness. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movemement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is an evidence-based protocol for treating trauma.
- treatment of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression
- support and counseling for issues related to grief and loss
- psychosocial interventions for individuals and families struggling with the effects of physical and/or developmental disabilities
- relationship, career, and life transition issues
- treatment for trauma
My background is diverse and enables me to approach a wide range of issues with efficacy and understanding. My work in the field of Cognitive Musicology (a field which studies the intersection between musical experience and psychology) eventually led me to pursue a career in human services. Over the years, I have gained experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities (including Autism and Asperger's), case management, program management, inpatient psychiatric work with children and adolescents, crisis counseling, and clinical research. I earned my Master's degree in Social Work from Tulane University, and have spent the last several years providing psychotherapy to a diverse population here in New Orleans. In addition to my private practice, I teach as an adjunct professor in the graduate program of the Tulane University School of Social Work.
MSW, Tulane University (2006)
B.A. (Music/Psychology), New College of Florida (1997)
License, Affiliations, & Awards
License: LCSW #9584 (Louisiana)
Board Chair, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (New Orleans)
Executive Board member, Louisiana Association of Clinical Social Workers (LACSW)
Board Member/President (2007-2013), Abeona House Child Discovery Center
Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Head Coach, Girls on the Run
Awards: Outstanding Professionalism and Academic Achievement, Tulane University (2006)
"Self-Disclosure in Psychotherapy: Ethical Considerations for Clinical Practice." April, 2011 for workshop sponsored by the Professional Development Network. 3 CEUs.
"Secondary Trauma: Identification, Prevention, and Treatment." July, 2014 for Loyola College of Law Clinic & Center for Social Justice.
"Self-Disclosure in Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision: Ethical Considerations." April, 2015 for the Annual Meeting of Tulane University School of Social Work. 3 CEUs.
"Secondary Trauma: Identification, Prevention, and Treatment." June, 2015 for Grace House/Bridge House.