Graduate Counseling Intern
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Person-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Transpersonal Therapy
Out of network with all plans
As we move through the inevitable storms of life, we all need a safe harbor to take refuge in during the journey. If your days feel like a struggle, you are faced with an experience that you never expected, your emotions feel unmanageable, or you need some extra support during this season of life, counseling can provide respite as a dependable, accepting space where you are not alone.
It takes courage to reach out for help. While the process of counseling requires effort and perseverance, it can also provide a path towards reclaiming your vitality and embracing hope for what lies ahead. My focus is on creating a nonjudgmental space for you where we partner together to work towards your goals. I believe that safe relationships serve as the catalyst for healing, clarity, and growth.
I incorporate research on neuroscience, attachment theory, and somatic therapy into my approach, working through a trauma-informed lens with evidence-based therapies tailored to your needs. I am passionate about a holistic approach to wellness, considering the connection between mind, body, and spirit, as well as your unique cultural and relational context.
My areas of clinical focus include recovery from childhood trauma (C-PTSD), intimate partner betrayal, narcissistic relationships, unexpected life changes, depression, and grief. I also support those who have had spiritually transformative experiences (STEs), as well as new mothers, and parents of children with chronic health challenges. I look forward to working with you and navigating this part of your journey together, on a path towards greater wellbeing and the discovery of meaning and the new possibilities that lie ahead.
As a Graduate Counseling Intern, I practice under the direct supervision of Casey Sarafinas, LPC.
“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” – Pema Chödrön
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wake Forest University (Expected 2024)
B.A. in Economics, and French Language and Literature, University of Virginia
American Counseling Association
Association for Creativity in Counseling
Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling
Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society for Counseling
Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
More About Me:
I enjoy studying metaphysics and am certified in the energy healing art of reiki. When I’m not busy keeping up with my four children and active Goldendoodle, I relish having time to paint with watercolors, appreciate nature, and volunteer in the community.